Lilly Edgerton Picado

Lilly Edgerton Picado, Costa Rican Ambasador to Trinidad and Tobago, centre, is flanked by Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat to her immediate right and members of the family farmers community during the local launch of the Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 at the CARIRI Centre for Enterprise Development in Carapichaima, recently.

Family farmers have a significant role to play in society but are hampered by several mitigating facts said Reuben Robertson, Trinidad and Tobago’s representative at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) provided statistical data to support this position during the local launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028) at the CARIRI Centre for Enterprise Development, Carapichaima on Friday. The event was co-hosted by the FAO.

He said what is happening globally and locally is that family farmers are able to educate their children, provide health care and contribute to rural economic livelihood since they operate within rural communities and produce food while providing their own source of income.

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