Agriculture

  • Photo of Agriculture stakeholders discuss regional food safety

    Agriculture stakeholders discuss regional food safety

    May 2, 2017 — In an effort to enhance the quality of agricultural produce in the Region, food safety stakeholders convened in Barbados from April 25-26, 2017 to discuss the improvement of plant health in the Region. The two-day consultations, conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services Services (APHIS), and the Greater…

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  • Photo of Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    The ability of sugar industry in the Region to survive after the removal of production quotas in the European Union (EU) on September 30, 2017, will depend on improved competitiveness and pragmatic diversification options, according to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat official.The end of EU’s quota management for sugar is expected to lead to a fall in prices towards the international sugar price and…

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  • Photo of Sugar Association of the Caribbean convenes: Industry Leaders to  look at future of Sugar with end to EU Market Looming

    Sugar Association of the Caribbean convenes: Industry Leaders to look at future of Sugar with end to EU Market Looming

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY SUGAR ASSOCIATION OF THE CARIBBEAN AND THE CARIBBEAN COUNCIL For immediate release 20th March 2017 – 12 noon   (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The EU's quota management for sugar will end on 30 September 2017 and is expected to lead to a fall in prices towards the international sugar price and a…

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  • Photo of First Marine Climate Change Report Card for Caribbean in works

    First Marine Climate Change Report Card for Caribbean in works

    (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been working with other Caribbean agencies and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), a marine science and technology agency sponsored by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The agencies are preparing the first ever marine climate change report card for the Caribbean, under the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme funded…

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  • Photo of Youth agri-preneurs shine at CWA

    Youth agri-preneurs shine at CWA

    Young entrepreneurs from across the region got the opportunity to showcase their products at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 which was held recently in the Cayman Islands. The Youth and Agriculture Programmes at the CARICOM Secretariat and IICA with support from the Intra-ACP APP and the EU recently collaborated to have the event where these youths got the opportunity…

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  • Photo of Special COTED to focus on agri investment, trade, help for Haiti

    Special COTED to focus on agri investment, trade, help for Haiti

    Technical officials in the agriculture sector on Tuesday morning began preparatory discussions ahead of the Special Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in the Cayman Islands on Friday. The Ministerial Meeting is one of the key events of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) now underway in Grand Cayman under the theme ‘Investing in Food…

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  • Photo of Caribbean specialists acquire new expertise for adding value to cassava

    Caribbean specialists acquire new expertise for adding value to cassava

    A meeting supported by IICA, the European Union, and Colombia’s Presidential Agency for International Cooperation enabled specialists engaged in promoting the crop to learn about new forms of marketing that could boost markets for the product. na, Grenada, and Barbados, while the Latin American nations taking part were Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Officials from Colombia’s…

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  • Photo of IICA says Latin America and Caribbean Need new Strategies to Deal with EU Reforms

    IICA says Latin America and Caribbean Need new Strategies to Deal with EU Reforms

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Nov 25 2015 – The Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) says the development of regional strategies could be the key if Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are to meet the challenges posed by the latest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU). IICA said its experts have…

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  • Photo of CDB, Agri Ministry in drive to boost aquaculture

    CDB, Agri Ministry in drive to boost aquaculture

    THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently hosted a workshop for staff of the Ministry of Agriculture as it seeks to support the advancement of the aquaculture sector in Guyana. From August 17 to 21, 2015, CDB conducted a workshop on aquaculture farm management techniques for ministry employees – a training initiative that aims to revitalise the sector and improve the…

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  • Photo of Regional Forum focuses on effects of climate change on agriculture

    Regional Forum focuses on effects of climate change on agriculture

    The first ever Caribbean Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture has ended here with the organizers saying it provided an opportunity to promote and support options for adapting the Caribbean agricultural sector to climate change.  “We hope to be able to count on committed stakeholders to support the integration of climate change considerations into policies and research, and to foster institutional and…

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