Agriculture

  • 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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  • Photo of CARICOM CVOs provisionally endorse Draft Regional Policy on Trade in Animals, Animal Products

    CARICOM CVOs provisionally endorse Draft Regional Policy on Trade in Animals, Animal Products

    Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have provisionally endorsed the Draft Regional Policy on Trade in Animals and Animal Products. Endorsement in principle was given on 17 January 2020, at a meeting of the CVOs in Georgetown, Guyana. Member States are to further review and provide, if necessary, written comments on the policy. The formulation of the…

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  • Photo of CARDI’s Research Vital To Agricultural Development

    CARDI’s Research Vital To Agricultural Development

    (Barbados Government Information Service) Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Terry Bascombe, has lauded the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) for its “vital” role in the development of the sector in Barbados and the region. He was delivering remarks at a ceremony to mark the institute’s 45th anniversary, held last Thursday, on the Ministry’s…

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  • Photo of After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from…

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  • Photo of Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    (Department of Public Information) Very soon, residents of Mabaruma, Region One (in Guyana) will benefit from an improved power supply when the new solar farm is added to the generation mix. The construction and installation of the $264Million solar farm is now complete and the contractor is currently completing work on the automatic switching from the generator to the solar…

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