Agriculture

  • ICTs a way towards a successful future in agriculture

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within the agriculture industry is a tool for changing the agricultural sector in the Caribbean. Speaking at the launch of a two-day workshop entitled “Strengthening ICTs in Agricultural Value Chains – Towards increased integration in ICTs for growth and productivity”, Michael Hailu, director, Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural…

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  • CWA 2013 explores Moving the regional coconut industry forward

    The vast potential of coconut industry in the Caribbean came under the microscope as the activities of the 12th edition of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) continued at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC) in Georgetown. The CWA is being held under the theme `Linking the Caribbean for Regional Food and Nutrition Security and Rural Development’. A workshop on…

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  • CWA 2013 explores… Moving the regional coconut industry forward

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The vast potential of coconut industry in the Caribbean came under the microscope as the activities of the 12th edition of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) continued at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC) in Georgetown. The CWA is being held under the theme `Linking the Caribbean for Regional Food and Nutrition Security…

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  • New report says family farming has key role in food security the Caribbean

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, CMC – A new report released on Thursday says family farming has key role to play in food security in the Caribbean and Latin America. The report, “The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas 2014: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean,” presented at the 2013 Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the…

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  • Great opportunity for promoting, modernising agriculture

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, 4-12 October, is being marketed as a great opportunity not only for pursuing food security but also for promoting agriculture as a business, modernising the sector, and creating and expanding networks. The premier agriculture event in the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) calendar is…

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  • CARDI –CTA Launches the 3rd Regional Excellence in Agricultural Journalism Awards Recognition for Regional Journalists Reporting on Agriculture

    Port of Spain, July 19th 2013 –  The Caribbean Research Development Institute (CARDI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation (CTA) have launched their third Regional Excellence in Agricultural Journalism Awards this time under the theme “Achieving Food Security through Regional Cooperation”. Journalists from across the Caribbean are invited to participate, by submitting their best entries. The inaugural…

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  • Agri group in bid to boost food security

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago Agri-Business Association (TTABA) is one of the collaborating partners in a regional initiative to boost food security. The project with the University of Wageningenin the Netherlands targets Barbados, Belize, St Kitts/Nevis and T&T and is aimed an ensuring food supplies “over the long term, in the midst of the constantly changing…

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  • TRAVEL AND TOURISM STATISTICS FOCUS AT REGIONAL WORKSHOP

    ​(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Travel and Tourism statistics will be in focus this week in Roseau, Dominica, as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States continue to place greater emphasis on the development and use of statistics to respond to tourism and trade information needs. The four-day Regional Workshop on Travel and International Tourism Consumption, hosted by the Central Statistics…

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  • EU funds to boost Caribbean agriculture

    GEORGETOWN—The European Union is providing Euro 8.6 million (One Euro =US$1.30 cents) to boost agriculture in the Caribbean. The funds are being provided under the tenth European Development Fund (EDF) Intra-African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Agriculture Policy Programme for the Caribbean between the European Commission and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). The agreement was signed by Guyana…

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  • SG seeks help for CARICOM Agriculture initiatives from FAO Head

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Director General of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Mr. José́ Graziano da Silva reviewed progress in the latter’s assistance to the Community in agriculture, specifically in the areas of food security and assistance with sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures, and food and…

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