Every dollar and pound of food traded represents the efforts of millions of workers along the agricultural value chains.
The average consumption of cacao in Canada amounts to 6.4 kilos per person each year, making the country as the ninth largest consumer of chocolate in the world.
An event held in Barbados helped to determine critical factors for Caribbean countries to successfully capitalize on international and regional market opportunities.
Experts agree that governments play an important role in matters related to infrastructure, rural communication, and the development of policies and legal and regulatory frameworks that foster the financing of value chains.
Efforts are being made to strengthen the capacity of CARIFORUM countries to respond rapidly to food safety events through an action that aims to improve the traceability of food and the recall of food and food products.