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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Time Activity Outcomes
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Check-in, registration Register, meet the experts and colleagues, review the schedule.
6:00 pm Welcome reception
7:30 pm Dinner at any of hotel restaurants

Monday, September 22, 2014

Time Activity/Presenters Outcomes
8:30 am – 11:30 am Plenary session. Presenters include:

  • Ms. Denise Herbol, USAID
  • Honorable Roger Clarke, Minister of Agriculture, Jamaica
  • Honorable Ronald Thwaites, Minister of Education, Jamaica
  • Honorable Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Land, Environment, Water, Climate Change (pending)
  • Ms. Therese Turner-Jones, Inter-American Development Bank (pending)
  • Mr. Wayne Beecher, Inter-American Development Bank (pending)
Introduction to aquaponics and current international priorities for addressing climate change, food security, nutrition and income generation, including support for small- and medium-sized enterprises. Audience participation, questions and answers.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch buffet Recharge, network, prepare for field visits.
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Site visits and field practicum: farmers’ cooperative and school Experience and learn first-hand aquaponic system construction and operation, fish types/nutrition/production, crop productiona nd special development issues from diverse groups on the ground.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Reception and special chef’s demonstration of creative and healthy food preparation from aquaponics Experience exciting ways to enjoy and prepare aquaponically-grown fresh and produce.
8:00 pm Dinner under the stars Network with colleagues.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time Activity/Presenters Outcomes
8:30 am – 11:30 am Plenary session: Presenters include:

  • Mr. Christopher Somerville, FAO
  • Dr. Thad Jackson, INMED
  • Practitioners from the Caribbean, Africa and South America
Learn the immediate and alternative applications of aquaponics and related innovations for development. Explore special issues related to climate change and food security, and adaptations for specific populations and countries. Ask questions and share your own experiences.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch buffet at hotel Recharge, network, prepare for field visits.
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Site visits and field practicum: youth group and people with disabilities Experience and learn first-hand aquaponic system construction and operation, fish types/nutrition/production, crop production and special development issues from diverse groups on the ground.
7:00 pm Dinner at any of hotel restaurants  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Time Activity/Presenters Outcomes
8:30 am – 11:30 am Plenary sessionPanel representing the producers, the market, business planners and lenders Understand the economics of aquaponics. Learn to develop—and how to teach others—business plans, market analysis, etc.