Food Security

  • Photo of Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    Solar farm in Guyana to be commissioned soon

    (Department of Public Information) Very soon, residents of Mabaruma, Region One (in Guyana) will benefit from an improved power supply when the new solar farm is added to the generation mix. The construction and installation of the $264Million solar farm is now complete and the contractor is currently completing work on the automatic switching from the generator to the solar…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    By Kenton X. Chance BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane made landfall in Dominica, Austrie, then the…

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  • Facilitating Intra-Regional Agri-Food Trade

    This Brief: Informs of the recent study on Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) and Non-Tariff Barriers (nTB), and their impacts on intra-regional agri-food trade. Clarifies, in a concise manner, the context of this long-standing issue and the difference between nTMs and nTBs. Calls for consensus on the need for, and  type of concerted actions to be taken to ‘systematically dismantle’ as opposed…

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  • Photo of Caribbean fish stocks dwindling as illegal fishing intensifies

    Caribbean fish stocks dwindling as illegal fishing intensifies

    “Biodiversity in the Caribbean Sea is at serious risk, scientists are warning, with illegal fishing reducing fish stocks and placing the marine environment under increasing strain.” “I cannot say what it’s due to or if there are external factors, but certainly in my more than 30 years in the profession I have seen a reduction in fish,” says Efe Vernal Nicholls, president of the Caribbean Network of Fishermen’s Associations. According to the UN…

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  • Photo of Saint Lucia adopts climate-smart cassava cultivation, encourages production of blended bread

    Saint Lucia adopts climate-smart cassava cultivation, encourages production of blended bread

      The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is spearheading a project which will not only increase the cultivation of cassava throughout the Region but also encourages the production of cassava blended bread as a healthier alternative to the traditional white bread. Cassava is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible, starchy, tuberous root which is…

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  • Grenada agriculture sector storming back

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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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  • Caribbean storms show urgency of rethinking aid for small island states

    A series of devastating storms in the Caribbean has highlighted the vulnerability of small island states, where a single hurricane can undo years of development and plunge prosperous households into poverty from one day to the next. Hurricane Irma turned 90 percent of homes on Barbuda to rubble and left financial losses of USD 100-200 million. Hurricane Maria has knocked…

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  • Photo of CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – SG

    CARICOM gripped with compassion at widespread loss of life… – SG

      Caribbean Community Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, has expressed “profound condolences” to the President of the French Republic, His Excellency Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron.   Referring to the recent passage of Hurricane Irma over the Overseas French Caribbean Territories of St. Barthelemy and in particular Saint Martin, the Secretary-General in a Message of Condolence said –    “…the disruption, destruction…

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