Agriculture

  • IDB to launch new online tool for agriculture policy analysis in the Caribbean

    WASHINGTON, USA — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will launch on Thursday, May 8 the Agrimonitor Producer Support Estimate (PSE) Agricultural Policy Monitoring System, an online tool for agricultural analysis with the goal of improving farming policies and practices in Latin America and the Caribbean, during a workshop at its headquarters. The IDB believes this quantitative tool, designed by Stanford…

    Read More »
  • Discussions on Agriculture at Third CARICOM-Mexico Summit build on triangular cooperation

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) will be enhanced with discussions on agriculture at the Third CARICOM Mexico-Summit being held in Merida, Mexico. This sentiment was expressed by Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, at the opening of the summit. According to…

    Read More »
  • Agriculture 2014 Open Day promisses fun, food and education

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 23rd, 2014 (SKNIS):  The Agriculture Department will host its annual Agriculture Open Day this Thursday and Friday April 24 and 25 from 9a.m. at the Agriculture Department grounds in La Guerite, Basseterre. The theme for this year’s Open Day is “Agriculture: Moving in the Right Direction”.  The annual focuses on promoting the work of local farmers…

    Read More »
  • Kamla to talk food security at Chogm

    Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar arrived in Australia yesterday ahead of the 22nd sitting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which takes place from October 28 to 30 in Perth. The Prime Minister, who was accompanied by Foreign Minister Surujrattan Rambachan, left Trinidad last Wednesday. Commonwealth leaders will discuss, among others, issues related to food security, sustainable development and…

    Read More »
  • Central Bank: Increase in agriculture supply

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Guardian – Data from the National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (Namdevco) indicates an increase in the availability of selected agricultural commodities at the Norris Deonarine Northern Wholesale Market (NDNWM) for the period July to December 2013, the Central Bank of T&T said in its latest Economic Bulletin. Among the major locally produced food…

    Read More »
  • Fish divide

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nation News – AN official of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says Government may have to consider limiting the number of new fishermen to protect stocks of migratory fish, but a Government minister has dismissed the idea. Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development Denis Kellman said Barbados had the “third largest sea mass” and…

    Read More »
  • Small farmers important too

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – Small farmers also have a vital role to play in the growth of the agricultural sector and the overall contribution that this industry can make to the development of the Barbadian economy. This is the belief of Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, who spoke to the media after touring the various stalls…

    Read More »
  • ST. LUCIA-AGRICULTURE-FAO to assist farmers in St. Lucia and St. Vincent and thte Grenadines

    CASTRIES, St.Lucia, CMC- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has formally agreed to help St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines as both countries continue to recover from devastation caused by torrential rains in December. During recent missions to St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines, the head of the FAO’s operations in the Caribbean, formally signed livelihood…

    Read More »
  • PM Douglas and Australian High Commissioner hold talks

    BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY 13TH 2014 (CUOPM) – Renewable energy, agriculture, light manufacturing, tourism and matters related to aid were among issues discussed by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and Australia’s High Commissioner, His Excellency Ross William Tysoe. High Commissioner Tysoe presented his credentials to Prime Minister Douglas and made courtesy calls…

    Read More »
  • New project will strengthen sanitary and phytosanitary regulations in the Caribbean

    EU initiative to be implemented by IICA is designed to strengthen the legal framework governing the sanitary and phytosanitary standards applied in the region. San Jose, Costa Rica, February 13, 2014 (IICA). With a budget of 11.7 million Euros, implementation is under way of a project aimed at raising the productivity of the agricultural and fisheries industries of 15 countries that…

    Read More »
Back to top button
Close