Agriculture

  • 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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  • Photo of Guyana rolls out EU-funded Agriculture Policy Programme-youth, women, small farmers among beneficiaries

    Guyana rolls out EU-funded Agriculture Policy Programme-youth, women, small farmers among beneficiaries

    As part of component three of the Agriculture Policy Programme (AAP), which aims to develop enterprises, through improved market linkages, the Ministry of Agriculture, in partnership with The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), hosted a cassava and small ruminant validation seminar, today. This event which was held at the Regency hotel, Hadfield Street, targeted farmers from across the country,…

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  • Photo of Push for small ruminants

    Push for small ruminants

    The production of small ruminants is poised to take off in the region and the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture’s Representative to Barbados and Management Co-ordinator for the Caribbean Region, Ena Harvey, believes that in Barbados, sheep in particular will be quite successful. Speaking with The Barbados Advocate recently, Harvey noted that there are a number of regional initiatives…

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  • Photo of Responding to climate change from the grassroots up

    Responding to climate change from the grassroots up

    GUNTHORPES, Antigua, Nov 7 2014 (IPS) – As concern mounts over food security, two community groups are on a drive to mobilise average people across Antigua and Barbuda to mitigate and adapt in the wake of global climate change, which is affecting local weather patterns and by extension, agricultural production. “I want at least 10,000 people in Antigua and Barbuda…

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  • Youth in Agriculture Farm Programme growing

    For the first time in the three year history of the Youth in Agriculture Farm Programme, hosted by the Inter American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture, (IICA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, and The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, there were 31 agricultural science students, from 9 Secondary schools, who were…

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  • Caribbean Plant Health Officials Meet to Discuss Strategies to Improve Food Security, Expand Agricultural Trade, and Protect Plant Resources in the Region

    Grand Cayman Island, – 1st August,2014 – During the period July 29 to August 1, 2014, representatives from more than 20 Caribbean countries and territories and several partner organizations, including the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United States Department of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat strengthens internal risks management system

    CARICOM Secretariat strengthens internal risks management system

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The CARICOM Secretariat is actively pursuing enhancements to systems and procedures required of organisations to be entrusted with resources and budget implementation tasks under protocols designed by Development Partners. These enhancements include a process of preparing for a Seven Pillar Assessment that provides assurance that practices are in place to ensure successful implementation and…

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  • CARIBBEAN-AGRICULTURE-Regional countries participating in IICA project

    AN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jun 16, – CMC – The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) says it is supporting institutions involved in pesticides registration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) try to generate data that make it possible for them to promote maximum residue levels (MRL) for small scale crops in the region. It said the project…

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  • CARIBBEAN-AGRICULTURE-IICA signs agreement to strengthen agricultural cooperatives in the Caribbean

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Jun 4, CMC – The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) says it will cooperate with the Regional Office for the Americas of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA-Americas) to promote and strengthen agricultural and agro-industrial cooperatives in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Under the terms of the technical cooperation agreement, the two organizations will…

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  • Haiti: World Bank Approves $58 Million Grant For Agriculture

    The World Bank has approved a $58 million grant targeting improved access to local markets and services for agriculture in Haiti. The grant from the International Development Association will reach about 190,000 rural producers, investors and members of agricultural organizations, the bank said in a release. “The development of the Central Artibonite region will help fight against extreme poverty that…

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