Share 15 Views no discussions LocalNews Calls for Food and Nutrition security to be given priority on a regional level by: – October 12, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Image via: zunia.orgStake holders in the Agriculture Industry wants Food and Nutrition security to be given priority on a regional level. That topic was given much attention during a farmer’s forum which formed part of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture.Program Manager for the Agriculture Industry at the Caricom secretariat Sergio Garcia says climate smart technologies must be implemented to move the sector forward. “The meeting agreed that agriculture is a very important sector which plays a functional role in terms of development, rural development, governance, income generation, environment management and economic activity. Therefore it was agreed that the principle priority is to having food and nutrition security, not only on a national level but a regional level,” he said.He says shipment of produce is also a major concern for farmers in the region. “The forum agreed that we need to look at climate change technologies and use them properly. The forum also agreed that attention must be paid to sick management. In this area we are speaking about preventative measures to be utilized. We also spoke about post harvest technologies,” he said.Dominica Vibes News
THE Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will host the official draw for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying matches today in Miami, Florida, and the Golden Jaguars – Guyana’s Senior Men’s National Football team – will know whom they will face in their quest to qualify for the confederation’s biggest tournament. Fans and media will be able to follow all the action beginning at 20:00hrs (Eastern Caribbean time) via CONCACAF social media channels.As announced in March of 2018, the group stage of the 2019-2020 CONCACAF Nations League kicked off qualifying for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup.After round-robin play, the top two finishers in each of the League A groups and the top finisher in each of the League B groups secured their participation in the 16th edition of the Confederation’s premier tournament for men’s national teams.The 12 teams already qualified for the 2021 Gold Cup are Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Suriname and the United States.The road to the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup will continue next year with a two-round qualifier, to be played in a direct elimination format.Beginning in March of 2020, the second-place finishers of League B (French Guiana, Guyana, Montserrat and St Vincent and the Grenadines) will face the first-place finishers of League C (Bahamas, Barbados, Guadeloupe and Guatemala).After home-and-away play, the four round-one match-up winners will advance to the second round, where they will face the third-place finishers of League A (Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago).The second round will take place during the FIFA window of June 2020.DRAW PROCEDURESThe draw will be executed using a single blind system, involving three pots. The 12 participating teams will be divided in the pots as follows (in alphabetical order by CONCACAF Nations League):Pot A: Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti and Trinidad and TobagoPot B: French Guiana, Guyana, Montserrat and St Vincent and the GrenadinesPot C: Bahamas, Barbados, Guadeloupe and GuatemalaThe draw will begin by randomly selecting a team from Pot C and placing that team in matchup number 1. The process will be replicated with the remaining three teams in Pot C, using matchups 2, 3, and 4, according to the order in which they are drawn. The same procedure will be used for Pot B.For Pot A, the first team drawn will face the winner of matchup number 1, the second team will face the winner of matchup number 2, the third team will face the winner of matchup number 3 and the fourth team will face the winner of matchup number 4.