Food Security and Environmental Impacts Webinar & Panel Discussion

Event Date(s): 26/05/2022

This event is a joint Faculty of Food & Agriculture-Catholic Commission for Social Justice/the Archdiocese’s Ministry for Migrants and Refuges Webinar-Panel Discussion. It is a collaborative event that will provide participants with an excellent opportunity to understand, discuss and reflect upon the important issue of Food Security and Environmental Impacts. 

This event will be held on Thursday May 26, 2022 from 1p.m. Interested persons can register here: https://bit.ly/foodsecurityandimpacts


The objective is to promote a free and open encounter and exchange of ideas, in keeping with our respective mandates, with our constituencies and the wider public.

Topic and Presenters

1.   Laudato Si', on care for our common home, food security and environmental impacts

Message from Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon

2.   CARICOM's food crisis! Improving capacity to sustainably feed the Region

Mr. Ansari Hosein, Executive Director, Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI)

3.   Food and Nutrition Security

Mr. Reuben Hamilton Robertson, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Representative, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname

4.    Managing pollinators for sustainable agricultural production

Dr. Lena Dempewolf, Biodiversity Specialist of the Environmental Planning and Policy Division of the Ministry of Planning and Development

5.  Sustainable harvesting of marine resources- seafood

Professor Judith Gobin, Head, Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

6.   Plastic pollution in the Caribbean: Why the concern?

Dr. La Daana Kanhai, Marine Scientist/Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

7.   Linking food security to climate resilience

Dr. Gaius Eudoxie, Deputy Dean Outreach and Internationalization, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

8.   World Hunger

Mr. Daryl Rampersad, President, Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT)


For more information email: dean.ffa@sta.uwi.edu 

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student |