Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has underscored the importance of the agriculture sector, describing it as "critical" to this region.
Ms. Mottley made the comments Thursday, after visiting the headquarters of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency, in Suriname.
She had earlier toured the central market with Suriname's president, Dési Bouterse, as part of her three-day visit to that Caricom member state.
As the lead Caricom head of government on the CSME, Prime Minister Mottley said the structure and board of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency was a reminder of the regional work that it did.
Prime Minister Mottley's official visit ends Friday.