With the current uncertainty with global food supplies, every other Caricom country is moving apace to be able to feed its citizens.
Except for Trinidad and Tobago!
Guyana recently announced that within the next few years, it would have food sovereignty and would be able to ship supplies across the region.
Barbados, Jamaica, Suriname, St. Vincent and other regional countries are busily working on a similar agenda, planting more food, utilising modern technology and the services of international experts, and so on.
As for the PNM-led T&T, the annual food import bill remains at an astounding $6 billion, and the country is subject to supply chain bugbears and imported inflation.
Fertile former sugar lands have not been allocated, the absence of dredging of waterways leads to annual washout of crops, access roads are in a poor state, and incentives to farmers are minimal.
The Rowley Government must be the only administration in the world without an interest in feeding its people.