GLADSTONE A. BARRETT
Gladstone A. Barrett, Jr., is a Jamaican national with professional training in agricultural economics and project management. He is a graduate of the College of Agriculture, Jamaica with an Associate of Science (A.Sc.) degree in General Agriculture. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Agri-business from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, in the United States.
Mr. Barrett is an international consultant specialized in agricultural and economic development. He recently completed a stint at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in the capacity of Regional Project Coordinator, Regional Agricultural Policy and Planning Framework. As Regional Project Coordinator at CARICOM, Mr. Barrett was responsible for coordinating activities under the Caribbean Integration Support Programme leading to the development of the Community Agricultural Policy and an accompanying Strategic Plan.
Mr. Barrett joined the CARICOM Secretariat after a three year stint as general manager at the Ministry of Agriculture Export Division (Jamaica’s Spice Development and Marketing Agency) where he was the government’s principal advisor on the spice industry. He also worked with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for seven years with responsibility for field projects and programmes in Jamaica, Belize and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. He previously worked as a freelance project consultant working on project design, evaluation, and beneficiary assessment of a number of international and regionally funded projects. He served as a member of the Board of Management of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, member of Jose Marti Technical High School’s Board of Governors, and is a Past President of the Rotary Club of New Kingston. Mr. Barrett is married to Melissa and is the father of two children.