Agriculture and Food
Changes in EU Sugar: Options For An Effective
Competitiveness Package For Trinidad and Tobago Delegation
of the European Union/DFID
This study examined the challenges faced by Trinidad and
Tobago in continuing the production of sugar-cane in the
light of the decision of the European Union, in July of
2005, to reduce the guaranteed price paid for sugar to ACP
and European producers.
The principal objective of the study was to identify a
detailed menu of options (including potential levels of
finance/disbursement mechanisms, targets for disbursements,
as well as potential reimbursement of funds already spent on
restructuring) for an effective restructuring package for
Trinidad and Tobago, that will address the impact of the EU
reform at the economic, social and environmental level.
Caroni Re-vestment 2002 Government of Trinidad and
In 1999, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, under its
Divestment Secretariat, established a Project Management
Team (PMT) to oversee a phased participation of the private
sector in the operations of Government-subsidised sugar
producing company Caroni (1975) Limited, with the aim of
stemming the flow of large financial losses being incurred
by the company. The consultant was required to review the
information provided by the PMT and other data on Caroni
1975 Limited, in order to take action that would put the
company on sound financial footing.
Citrus Replanting Project: Public Education Programme
- Government of Jamaica
The consultant was contracted to assist the Ministry of
Agriculture in Jamaica to sensitise the public at large to
the threat posed by the Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV), the
action that would be necessary to minimise the adverse
impact of the disease, and the public role in that regard.
Feasibility Study for the Expansion of the Arrowroot
Industry, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Phase II:
Strategic Action Plan Government of St. Vincent and the
As a follow-up to the preliminary study, the consultant
was required to formulate a strategic action plan to
implement the expansion and restructuring of the Arrowroot
Industry in SVG.
Socio-economic Impact of Restructuring the St. Vincent
Banana Industry European Development Fund
The consultant created a socio-economic database and
assessed active and ex-banana male and female farmers, and
labourers affected by changes in the Banana Industry;
determined the knowledge and attitude of farmers to the
restructuring process and programme; determined the
opportunity and potential for small farmer cooperatives; and
derived a list of project proposals emanating from ideas
generated by farmers and other stakeholders.
Expansion of the Arrowroot Industry St. Vincent and
the Grenadines Government of St. Vincent and the
The consultant determined the feasibility of expanding
and restructuring the Arrowroot Industry in SVG by
conducting diagnostic assessments and reviews of the
Industry, and developing strategic options/alternatives for
the Industrys restructuring programme from which an
appropriate option would be selected to take the Industry
Caribbean Development Bank Representation on Windward
Islands Banana Industry Task Force Caribbean Development
CDB engaged the services of the consultant to represent
its organisation on the Task Force established by the
Governments of the Windward Islands to deal with problems
associated with the Banana Industry. The consultant reviewed
the reports and recommendations of financial and
institutional studies undertaken on the industry;
determining any institutional or operational changes made
since completing the reports; identified any changes that
were recommended but not implemented; determined the changes
that might be necessary for enhancing the operational and
structural character of the respective institutions; and
analysed the impact of the changes that were and those that
were considered necessary.
Quality of Work Life Survey and Human Resource Audit
of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development
The consultant conducted a survey and evaluation of data
on the quality of work life among the employees of the
Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.
Mealybug Control and Agricultural Modernisation
Programme Government of Grenada
The consultant developed and managed a national programme
to control the Pink Mealybug in Grenada.
Study to Assess the Economic, Social and Environmental
Impacts of CDB-financed Agricultural Feeder Roads
Constructed in Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia
The consultant conducted economic, social and
environmental impacts of Agricultural Feeder Roads
throughout the islands.
Development of a Time-Phased Action Programme to
Incorporate the International Competitiveness of the
Windward Islands Banana Industry CDB
The consultant developed an Action Plan to ensure the
continued viability of the Banana Industry of the Windward
Islands, including the impact of macro and agricultural
sector policies on the attainment of international
competitiveness in the industry, the development of an
investment strategy and the preparation of business plans
for the industry.
Development of a Beef Cattle Enterprise IT McLeod
The consultant conducted a feasibility analysis of a
proposed large-scale beef cattle enterprise in Guyana.
Development of Forestry Products in Guyana IT McLeod
The consultant conducted a feasibility analysis of a
proposed large-scale forestry project in Guyana.
Evaluation of the Livestock Development Corporation of
Guyana IT McLeod Partnership Limited
The consultant conducted technical and financial
evaluations of the Livestock Development Company Limited, a
State-owned Company in Guyana, so as to advise potential
investors about investing opportunities in this Company.