Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI)

  • Photo of Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    Field trials on the horizon for Sargassum-derived fertiliser

    (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—A multi-country mission to monitor progress with the regional Sargassum Products for Climate Resilience Project, funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has recently concluded. Representatives from the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited (PFR) met with key partners in Barbados,…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by Chairman of CARICOM, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago:The Honourable Doctor Keith Rowley,Prime Minister of Barbados:The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley,President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana: His Excellency Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat:Doctor Carla Barnett,Other Dignitaries,Members of the press,Ladies and Gentleman, Good day to you all! I am pleased, to join you, at this Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General, Opening, Agri Investment Forum and Expo II, Trinidad and Tobago, 19 August 2022

    Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Your Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community; Other Heads of Government; Honourable Ministers; Head of Regional Institutions; International Development Partners; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Young People of the Region;…

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  • Photo of 25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    25% by 2025 Reduction in the Regional Food Bill

    Heads of Government of CARICOM have committed to reducing the Region’s large food import bill by 25% by 2025. The implementation of the CARICOM Agri-Food Systems Strategy in the Member States, is expected to help achieve this target, by giving special attention to priority crops and products such as poultry, corn, soya, meat (Goat, Sheep, Beef), rice and niche vegetables…

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  • Photo of ‘A true stalwart of integration’ –  CARICOM Secretary-General remembers Sir James Mitchell

    ‘A true stalwart of integration’ – CARICOM Secretary-General remembers Sir James Mitchell

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it has noted with ‘profound regret’ the passing of former Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Sir James Mitchell, adding that his death has brought to an end an era in the country’s history, as he was the last surviving Parliamentarian at the time of Independence in 1979. CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett,…

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  • Photo of CARDI unveils comprehensive plan to strengthen regional agri – food chains in wake of COVID-19 crisis
    COVID-19

    CARDI unveils comprehensive plan to strengthen regional agri – food chains in wake of COVID-19 crisis

    (Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, 30 April, 2020, Trinidad and Tobago) – The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted agriculture value chains, threatening food security and upending livelihoods of millions of people around the globe. Up to April 24, 2020 there were collectively more than 1,000 confirmed cases in the CARICOM region. To contain the virus and safeguard the livelihoods of…

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  • Coconut Boost For Barbados & Region

    Barbados and the region can have a bustling coconut industry, despite being smaller than major growers such as Indonesia and The Philippines. This assertion was made by Maurice Wilson, who is the Regional Coconut Industry Coordinator at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). He was speaking with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) following the inaugural meeting of the National Stakeholders Platform…

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  • 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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  • 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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