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Technical Staff
Mr. Nigel Durrant
Agricultural Trade Specialist

 
Contact
Address:
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Turkeyen
Greater Georgetown
GUYANA

Telephone: +011 592 226 9624
Fax: +011 592 629 4275

Information:

Country of Origin: Jamaica

Mr. Nigel Durrant is the Agricultural Trade Specialist, and Head of the Agricultural Trade Unit in the Office of Trade Negotiation (OTN) of the CARICOM Secretariat, formerly the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM).

Mr. Durrant has an intimate knowledge of the Region's agricultural sector and its trade concerns, having spent many years working in this area. Mr. Durrant, who holds a B.Sc. in economics from the University of the West Indies (UWI), and a Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree from the University of Ife, (now the Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria, has been involved in development work for most of his career, primarily relating to agriculture and rural development.

Mr. Durrant has worked with both the Jamaican and Guyanese governments in the area of agricultural planning and policy. He also spent several years at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, where he was a senior agricultural economist. At the Ministry of Agriculture in Guyana, where he first worked as a Commonwealth Secretariat expert, Mr. Durrant was responsible for pioneering the focus on international trade negotiations and was appointed as that country