Agricultural Planning

Focuses on strategic planning, policy support, facilitation, intelligence and data collection

This division is concerned with strategic planning, policy support, facilitation, intelligence and data collection that supports the planning of the nation’s agricultural portfolio.

Specifically, this includes:

Strategic Planning

Provision of strategic support to empower and enable the agricultural sector to develop an acceptable level of competitiveness.

Policy Support

Formulation of Policies, Plans and Programmes

Project Coordination

Coordination of Programmes and Projects

Trade Facilitation and Trade Intelligence

  • Collaboration with other Ministries
  • Technical Cooperation
    • FAO – Food & Agriculture Organization
    • IICA – Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Caricom / COTED – Caribbean Community / Council for Trade and Economic Development
  • International Trade
    • WTO – World Trade Organization
    • EPAs – Economic Partnership Agreements
    • Bilateral Trade Agreements

Data Collection and Analysis

Monitor Sub-sectors

  • Surveys
  • Sub-sector Research

Liaise / Monitor Affiliated Agencies

  • ADB – Agricultural Development Bank
  • ASTT – Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago
  • CARDI – Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute
  • CAHFSA – Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency
  • CCIB – Cocoa and Coffee Industry Board
  • CGA – Coconut Growers Association
  • CCGA – Co-Operative Citrus Growers Association
  • CFTDI – Caribbean Fisheries Training Development Institute
  • CFC – Caribbean Food Corporation
  • CSO – Central Statistical Office
  • EMBD – Estate Management & Business Development Company
  • HSTT – Horticultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago
  • LLPB – Livestock and Livestock Products Board
  • NAHFSA – National Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency
  • NAMDEVCO – National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation
  • NRWP – Network of Rural Women Producers
  • NSDSL – National Schools Dietary Services Limited
  • SFC – Sugar Cane Feed Centre
  • SIDC – Seafood Industry Development Company
  • TTABA – Trinidad and Tobago Agribusiness Association
  • 4H Young Farmers Club


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