Agriculture

  • Photo of Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture Closing Ceremony

    Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture Closing Ceremony

    The Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 concludes on Friday, 8 October following a Special Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED).  A closing ceremony will be held at 5pm and will feature the presentation of the inaugural Farmer of the Year and Youth Farmer of the Year Awards.  Representatives of the media are invited to cover…

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  • Photo of Media Advisory: Guyana’s President Dr Irfaan Ali to address the Opening Ceremony, Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Media Advisory: Guyana’s President Dr Irfaan Ali to address the Opening Ceremony, Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) gets underway 4 October 2021. The virtual event will feature at least 32 activities and more than 100 speakers whose presentations will be aligned with the theme ‘Transforming our Food Systems’. A virtual marketplace also forms part of the event that is being hosted by main partners: the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on…

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  • Photo of Countdown to impactful, transformational Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021

    Countdown to impactful, transformational Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021

    As the countdown begins to the opening of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture on 4 October 2021, sector participants are anticipating an impactful event that will showcase opportunities for practical and technology-oriented solutions to tackle food security. They are also confident that strategic partnerships will be forged as part of actions towards the transformation that is required in the agriculture…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the virtual side-event on Digital Transformation of Agriculture hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture during the UN Food Systems Summit

    Remarks by Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett at the virtual side-event on Digital Transformation of Agriculture hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture during the UN Food Systems Summit

    Honourable Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas; Dr. Manuel Otero, Director General and other Staff of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA); High-level Representatives of Governments; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Distinguished Speakers; Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) for organising this side event…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 to be launched on Wednesday

    Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 to be launched on Wednesday

    The Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) will be held virtually this year, 4-8 October, under the theme ‘Transforming our Food Systems’. The event will be launched on Wednesday, 15 September 2021. Representatives of the Media are invited to the cover the launch. Please see details: Event: Launch, Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021 Date: 15 September 2021 Time: 11:30 am Platforms:…

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  • Photo of CAHFSA advises tightened measures as African Swine Fever detected in Region

    CAHFSA advises tightened measures as African Swine Fever detected in Region

    The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHSFA) is advising Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States to intensify protective measures against the African Swine Fever (ASF) which is now confirmed to be in the Americas. The disease has already killed more than 800 pigs in two locations in the Dominican Republic. African Swine Fever is a highly contagious haemorrhagic viral…

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  • Photo of The CARICOM COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey – Round 3

    The CARICOM COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey – Round 3

    Nearly a year after the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the Caribbean, CARICOM is launching the third round of the Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Survey. Following the July 2020 survey, which found an increasing number of households affected by income loss, along with a worsening impact on food security, this round aims to capture the current state…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Covid-19 Response Agri-Food Plan
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    CARICOM Covid-19 Response Agri-Food Plan

    The Caribbean Community is committed to reducing its food import bill by at least 25% over the next five years. So says Mr. Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary-General Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat. The senior regional public servant recently opined that the Covid- 19 Pandemic has further highlighted the need to ensure affordable access to food and this…

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  • Photo of IICA will assist the Caribbean to boost trade in goods and agricultural information exchange

    IICA will assist the Caribbean to boost trade in goods and agricultural information exchange

    -as well as to strengthen food security San Jose, 20 April 2020 (IICA). Thirteen Caribbean Ministers of Agriculture participated in a videoconference with the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in which they discussed strategies to bolster agricultural activity and to safeguard the food supply amidst the ongoing health crisis, in a region that relies heavily…

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  • Photo of Creating Economic Opportunities for Organic Waste Management Sectors

    Creating Economic Opportunities for Organic Waste Management Sectors

    (IICA Press Release) The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) through its programs Bioeconomy and Production Development and Climate Change, Natural Resources and Management of Production Risks, have identified the potential solution of developing a model based on composting technology (in its first stage). This model promotes the development of complex inter linkages between actors in the value chain,…

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