Ena Harvey currently serves as Representative of the IICA (InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture) Delegation in Barbados. Since 2002 she has led the Institute’s initiatives in agrotourism in Barbados, and at the hemispheric level in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is IICA’s representative on the CTO Board of Directors and has served as Vice-Chair on the CTO Sustainable Tourism Committee.
Her work in agrotourism is focused on: Strengthening of the policy and institutional framework in support of agrotourism and rural tourism; Generation of knowledge products, training courses, and documentation of success stories and good practices in tourism linkages; and diagnostic assessments of potential agrotourism sites, events and attractions, and facilitation of business and investment opportunities and market access for stakeholders.
Prior to joining IICA, she held the post of Food Technologist with CARIRI and from 1987 to 2002, she worked as a private consultant to several regional and international agencies on projects covering trade, export competitiveness, food security, education and training, sustainable agro-industrial development, and agro-tourism linkages across the entire Caribbean, as well as in Mauritius and Morocco.
She holds a B.Sc. First Class Hons. Degree in Agriculture (University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad & Tobago), and an M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering (University of Guelph, Canada), as well as certification as a Trainer in HACCP, Foodservice Safety and World Class Benchmarking for SMEs.