About CFCS

The Caribbean Food Crops Society is an independent professional organization with interdisciplinary orientation and membership. It was constituted in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 3rd, 1963.

CFCS is not affiliated with any public or private institution. It is a non-profit organization, which fosters communication between persons capable of contributing to the development of science, technology, and production of food crops and animals in the countries of the Caribbean Basin.


The objectives of the Society are to advance and foster Caribbean food production, processing and distribution in all aspects, so as to help improve the quality of life for the people of the Caribbean. It brings together scholars, researchers, extensionists, growers, and other professionals associated with food production, distribution, and policy. It seeks to involve members from all four main language groups of the region (English, Spanish, French, and Dutch).

Annual Meetings

The CFCS holds annual meeting in different countries and territories within the Caribbean region. These meetings cover relevant themes of interest to the host country. These meetings provide policy makers, researchers, farmers and others an opportunity to exchange relevant research and technological information.

Since the first meeting held in 1963, the Society has meet in 19 countries/territories in the region. The meetings are divided into keynote presentations, workshops, symposiums, technical sessions, a farmer’s forum and a members meeting.


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