Gov’t wants to create greater agriculture–tourism linkages

One way of reducing Saint Lucia’s high food import bill is to encourage the use of locally grown agricultural products by the hotel sector, something which Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee said his government plans to expand. The minister said he has started discussions with his cabinet colleague, Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph, who, according to him, understands the important role that the tourism sector could play to drive agriculture. “The two of us have been having tremendous discussions on where we can take agriculture-tourism linkage. But I think this is a time for us to act and not talk too much,” Fedee told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) in a recent interview.


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