Agriculture

  • Photo of CARDI continues to play vital role in agricultural industries in Caribbean

    CARDI continues to play vital role in agricultural industries in Caribbean

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 05, 2017 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, commended the Caribbean Agriculture Research Development Institute (CARDI) for its support and outlined some of the key accomplishments the institute has brought to the agricultural sectors throughout the Caribbean. Minister Hamilton said that CARDI has been instrumental in assisting with facilitation of inter-regional agricultural…

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  • CRFM, JICA concluding innovative Caribbean Fisheries Co-management project

    BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 (CRFM)—An innovative fisheries project, which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been coordinating since 2013 with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) across six OECS Member States, is nearing its end. The Caribbean Fisheries Co-Management Project (CARIFICO) was developed in 2012. Between 2009 and 2012, CRFM and JICA worked on developing a master plan for the…

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  • Photo of Food Security: A Priority in Dominica

    Food Security: A Priority in Dominica

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — It has been just over a month since the Eastern Caribbean’s ‘food bowl’ was left bare following a direct hit from one of the strongest hurricanes to pass through the Caribbean basin – Hurricane Maria. Agricultural stakeholders in the sub-region, both private and public, are actively supporting efforts to ensure the future of Dominica’s agriculture sector…

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  • CARDI taking action to help rebuild agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica

    CARDI Executive Director, Mr. Barton Clarke speaks about reviving agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica from Caribbean Community on Vimeo. As we observe World Food Day today, we tell you that the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has already begun taking action to restore the recently battered agriculture sectors in Barbuda and Dominica. And while he lamented the destruction of thriving sectors that was caused by…

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  • Today is International Day for Disaster reduction – Is this year’s string of hurricanes a sign of things to come?

    Joint Op-Ed by  Achim Steiner is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme www.undp.org Patricia Espinosa is Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change www.unfccc.int Robert Glasser is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction and head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction www.unisdr.org   From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane…

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  • Photo of COTED green-lights Agriculture Regional Emergency Response team

    COTED green-lights Agriculture Regional Emergency Response team

    The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has approved the Regional Agriculture Emergency Response Sub-Committee to  provide prompt  action to help the agriculture sector in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States to rebound after natural disasters. Approval came at the 71st Special Meeting of the COTED on Agriculture held at the CARICOM Secretariat on Friday 6 October, 2017. The 71st Meeting of COTED…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda adopts ‘different vision’ for agriculture

    Antigua and Barbuda adopts ‘different vision’ for agriculture

    With food security as its priority, the government of Antigua and Barbuda is pursuing a “different vision” as it moves to rebuild the agriculture sector of Barbuda which was destroyed following the passage of Hurricane Irma in September. That vision focuses on improving resilience and dealing with the impact of natural disasters, Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs,…

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  • Photo of Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

    Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

    The detrimental effect of climate change on the Region was brought in to sharp focus as a special Meeting of Agriculture Ministers got underway at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on Friday. At the opening of the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic development (COTED), Chairman, His Excellency Soeresh Algoe, Agriculture Minister of Suriname, the…

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  • Photo of ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    Hurricane Maria has destroyed the agriculture sector in Dominica. The Category Five hurricane flattened Dominica on 18 September. Both the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – which is leading the Community’s response to the disaster  – and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said that there was 100 per cent destruction of agriculture on the island. According to information…

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  • Photo of Boosting cassava production to improve Region’s food security

    Boosting cassava production to improve Region’s food security

        “Cassava is the prioritized commodity for this project, and currently results in a two percent reduction on the food import bill within CARICOM.” Saint Lucia, as one of these CARICOM countries, must continue to contribute to the import bill’s further decline.” – Regional Project Coordinator for the FAO, Vermaran Extavour Minister for Agriculture, Hon Ezechiel Joseph, has voiced continued…

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