Animal Health Policy

The primary purpose of the Animal Health Bill, 2018 is to provide a modern and comprehensive legislative framework for animal health in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Bill also seeks to implement Trinidad and Tobago’s obligations under the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
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Aquaculture Strategic Plan – A framework for Sustainable Development in Trinidad and Tobago 2018-2023

This five (5) year strategic plan will seek to use the past experiences and present know-how and technologies supported by a unified public sector approach to develop a diverse portfolio of options for new entrants into the industry. In addition the current historic producers will be encouraged to scale-up operations to provide fresh, reliable quality, products for sale and value added inputs to the now more informed consumer.
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Evaluation of the Livestock Sector in Trinidad 2018

An evaluation of the livestock sector in Trinidad was conducted to assist in identifying and resolving constraints (weaknesses and threats) to the development of the livestock sector in Trinidad as well as to identify strengths and opportunities for growth. While it is recognized that the development of the livestock sector in Tobago falls within the responsibility of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), this evaluation can also conform the development of Tobago’s livestock sector.
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Investment Opportunities in Agriculture (2012)

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National Forest Policy 2011

The National Forest Policy build on the existing policy framework for forest management and it supplements and enhances other public policies and plans especially, the National Environmental Policy (NEP), the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and the National Action Programme to combat Land Degradation. It is also envisaged that this policy will be enabled through existing and proposed policy instruments in the forestry sector, including legislation, strategic plans for key government agencies and other institutional actors. A National Forests Systems Plan, and management plans for specific areas and forest resources.
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National Protected Areas Policy 2011

The National Protected Areas Policy will provide guidelines for the selection, designation and management of all PAs established for the conservation of natural heritage in Trinidad and Tobago. The Policy recognises that these areas may contain features with significant cultural, spiritual/religious, historical, and archaeological heritage value and will therefore require specific management in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

This Policy therefore recognizes that areas primarily designated for the management of cultural, spiritual/religious, historical, and archaeological heritage will be designated and managed through the National Trust established under the National Heritage Trust Act, (Chap. 40:53).
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National Wetland Policies 2001

Trinidad and Tobago acceded to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) in 1993 April 21. This international Convention with 130 Contracting Parties at present is an inter-governmental treaty, which aims to conserve wetlands of international importance. The accession of Trinidad and Tobago to the Convention on Wetlands signaled to both the national and international communities the country’s commitment to the promotion of wise use of our wetlands.

The document was revised following consultations at the local and national levels and reviewed by the 1997 National Wetlands Committee. This final draft was presented to Cabinet in 1999 for approval and following the incorporation of comments of the Minister of the Environment, was approved by Cabinet in July 2001 (Cabinet Minute No. 917 dated July 11, 2001).
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Vision 2030

The Vision 2030 NDS aims to provide a broad socio-economic development framework to the year 2030. It is intended to provide for an orderly long-term development process, inclusive of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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COVID-19 Workplace Infection Prevention Control and Control Policy

The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries is cognizant of its responsibility to ensure the safety and health of all our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and strives to be safe while maintaining its operations during this time. As such, this COVID-19 Workplace Infection Prevention and Control Policy document was developed to support all employees in implementing and adhering to risk control measures that will reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, as far as is reasonably practicable.
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National Food Safety Policy 2018-2023

The National Food Safety Policy expresses the Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s commitment to food safety. The goal of the policy is to protect public health by providing assurance of safe food from farm to fork, through a coordinated and collaborative approach among all responsible ministries, agencies and stakeholders.
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