Minister Hosein meets with key stakeholders in the Poultry Sector
The Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Senator the Honourable Kazim Hosein met with key stakeholders from the Poultry sector, yesterday (Wednesday 1st June, 2022) to discuss challenges currently hindering said groups.
As a result of the ongoing global challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia/Ukraine conflict, the impact on our poultry sector necessitated the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries to initiate dialogue with key stakeholders. In attendance at the meeting were farmers from the various counties as well as the Trinidad and Tobago Poultry Association. All attendees were given the opportunity to share their concerns and give possible solutions on the way forward.
While some lamented that these meetings tend to be an exercise in futility, Minister Hosein reaffirmed his commitment to working with all farmers in this sector saying, “I do not plan to fail. It is my wish to assist all groups working across the food production sector. We intend to bring the services closer to the farmers and treat with the concerns expressed here today in a timely manner.”
Also present were; Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Senator the Hon. Avinash Singh, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Ms. Ramdai Sookdeo; and Chief Technical Officer (Ag.), Ms. Gloria Brathwaite-Didier, the Director (Ag.) of Animal Production and Health, Dr. Michelle Mellowes as well as the Directors (Ag.) of Regional Administration North (Ms. Teresa Rosemond) and South (Mr. David Ram) – all of whom, underscored the importance of the poultry industry in the domestic food sector.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries and by extension the Government remain steadfast to the cause of supporting the sustainable growth and fair treatment of the domestic poultry industry, in the best interests of all.