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Agriculture Technical Working Group

Agriculture Technical Working Group (ATWG)

Agriculture TWG [2]

The Agriculture Technical Working Group (ATWG) on Tourism-Agriculture Linkages comprises dedicated personnel from the main private and public sector entities that are integral to the linkages thrust. The ATWG will work closely with the Linkages Network to continuously identify and address specific issues that may emerge from time to time and will thereby help to maximize the Network’s efficiency and effectiveness in strengthening tourism linkages with the domestic economy.

The main functions of the ATWG are:

Identifying and tackling major obstacles to strengthening tourism linkages

Identifying appropriate strategies to effectively bring buyers and sellers together

Addressing issues affecting trade (such as shortages) as they arise

Supporting effective distribution and marketing of goods and servicesSupporting effective distribution and marketing of goods and services

Supporting initiatives to improve capacity and competitiveness of suppliers

Ensuring effective information and communication systems

Major Initiatives

Entrepreneurship Coaching in Agriculture

Tourism Demand Study

Opportunities Investment Forums

Support for the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show

The development and management of the AgriLinkages Exchange (A.L.E.X) programme

Berry Farming initiative

Backyard Farming Initiative

Support for Eat Jamaica Day