Mr. Rawlins has over 25 years of experience in the field of agriculture at both the national and regional levels in the Caribbean Region. An Agricultural Economist, Mr. Rawlins has held positions with several key multinational agencies in the region. Immediately prior to his appointment at IICA, Mr. Rawlins served as Consultant Project Manager of the FAO/CARICOM/CARIFORUM Food Security Project in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He has also held positions as a Senior Project Officer in Economic Policy and Sectoral Programmes with the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana and as Chief Economist and Head of Planning at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in his native Barbados.
GREGG C.E. RAWLINS
IICA Representative in Trinidad and Tobago
and Coordinator, Regional Integration, Caribbean Region
Gregg C.E. Rawlins, a national of Barbados was appointed Representative of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Office in Trinidad and Tobago, with effect from January 7, 2008.
Mr. Rawlins holds a B.Sc (Hons.) Degree in General Agriculture from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago and a M.Sc in Agricultural Economics (with Distinction) from Wye College, University of London, England.
Mr. Rawlins possesses a wealth of technical and managerial experience and has authored many research and working papers, sub-sector reviews and analyses, negotiating briefs, policy positions and presentations on agricultural economics, commodities, trade policy and negotiations, food and nutrition security , external trade and economic related matters.
In late 2010, Mr. Rawlins was designated as Coordinator, Regional Integration for the Caribbean Region with oversight for implementation of IICA’s Strategy for agricultural development in the region as well as for the coordination of IICA’s technical support for regional integration projects, programmes and initiatives.
Mr. Rawlins views his role at IICA as a continuation in the process of contributing to agricultural development in Trinidad and Tobago and by extension the Caribbean Region, at a time when the sector is facing many challenges. He remains optimistic that IICA will continue to make positive contributions towards advancing agriculture and rural development in Trinidad and Tobago.