By Prof Wayne Ganpat, Dean, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, UWI, St Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago is facing a number of crises at this time. Apart from the ubiquitous headlines about falling energy prices and COVID-19, we are in the middle of a global food crisis. The real tragedy is that we may not yet recognise that we are nearing a food crisis, so preoccupied are we with the other two global crises.
But there is a link with all of these—our national preoccupation with oil and gas for many decades has caused us to turn a blind eye to agriculture and relatedly, to food and nutrition security.