Rural Development Project

CARIRI  would like to say a special THANK YOU to all the Ministries that supported, judges, sponsors, exhibitors, concessionaires, entertainers, competitors, staff members, volunteers and most importantly the general public for joining us in pioneering a food phenomenon. Your support and hunger for innovation is what constantly motivates us to continue to develop ideas and events such as this! 

The participation from rural areas was astounding as evidenced by the numerous proposals received for our Rural Development Grant Project. The Alliance of Rural Communities of Trinidad and Tobago won the grant of $20,000 for their project on, “Utilizing the Cacao Sector to further Human Development in Rural Communities.” The communities which will benefit from this grant include Brasso Seco, Biche and Cushe, Grand Riviere, Matelot, Las Cuevas and Louis D’Or (Tobago). Another innovative proposal received was from Maria’s Country- Style Pastelles of the quiet community of Lopinot who was the recipient of a scholarship courtesy of CARIRI’s Business Hatchery.


Do you have a rural development project that you are working on now that can assist in Food Security in Trinidad and Tobago? If so, CARIRI is looking for you!

Submit an outline of your project in no less than 500 words describing:

  • What rural area is the project located?
  • How is the project beneficial to the rural area?
  • How is the project contributing to food security?
  • How is the project contributing towards developing Trinidad and Tobago?

One successful project will be chosen by a panel of judges to receive a grant of up to $20,000!

Deadline for submissions: Friday 15th September, 2017.

Contact Jessica Ramoutar at 299-0210 ext. 5687 or 310-4529 or for more information.