Exploring economic possibilities from organic waste in St. Lucia

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture IICA has collaborated with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) to host a discussion on organic waste management.

Over the course of two days, farmers, small business owners and representatives of the public sector learned about economic opportunities that can be developed in Saint Lucia utilizing bioeconomic models for organic waste management.

IICA is advocating an approach towards solid waste management that can help protect the environment and public health, while creating value for stakeholders of the agricultural sector.

Saint Lucia is one of the key beneficiary states under this phase of the project alongside Belize, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.