Food Security

  • Photo of Boosting cassava production to improve Region’s food security

    Boosting cassava production to improve Region’s food security

        “Cassava is the prioritized commodity for this project, and currently results in a two percent reduction on the food import bill within CARICOM.” Saint Lucia, as one of these CARICOM countries, must continue to contribute to the import bill’s further decline.” – Regional Project Coordinator for the FAO, Vermaran Extavour Minister for Agriculture, Hon Ezechiel Joseph, has voiced continued…

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  • Photo of Parliamentarians fighting against hunger in Latin America, Caribbean

    Parliamentarians fighting against hunger in Latin America, Caribbean

    Bridgetown, Barbados  – The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean in Barbados, last month hosted parliamentarians from 13CARICOM Member States to address the issues of food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition in the region. Member States represented were: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia,…

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  • Photo of Fisheries Ministers from CRFM Member States meet Friday in Guyana

    Fisheries Ministers from CRFM Member States meet Friday in Guyana

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will host the 11th Meeting of its Ministerial Council—the highest ranking decision-making body of the regional fisheries organization—starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana. Ministers who hold the portfolio for fisheries from the 17 Member States of the CRFM, or their appointed delegates, are slated to…

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  • Photo of Strengthening Cooperation – three Caribbean Community Institutions sign MOU

    Strengthening Cooperation – three Caribbean Community Institutions sign MOU

    Three Caribbean Community Institutions, Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through which to cooperate, coordinate and combine their resources, experience and expertise in the discharge of their obligations to the Community. The signing by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM),…

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  • 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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  • MetricStream Advises on How to Strengthen Food Safety Management Systems

    The link below is to an article written by Ron Vail, the director of Food Safety and GFSI Education at AIB International and Sonal Sinha, Associate Vice President Industry Solutions at MetricStream. The document was designed to give guidance to companies looking to implement a streamlined process to gain and sustain certification, thereby continually improving food safety strategies and practices. DECODING GFSI The beginning of the second millennium witnessed a number of food…

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  • Photo of The region signs on to plan to manage the Flying Fish

    The region signs on to plan to manage the Flying Fish

    BELIZE, MAY 24 – A historic Flying Fish Fisheries Policy has been endorsed by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism’s (CRFM) Ministerial Council. The Sub-Regional Fishery Management Plan for the Eastern Caribbean Flying Fish Fishery was approved at the council’s just concluded eighth meeting held at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica.   The CRFM’s Executive Director Milton Haughton says it…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Jagdeo Initiative high on COTED agenda

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Jagdeo Initiative is one of the key subjects that will be considered when Ministers of Agriculture gather on Friday for a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture. The Special COTED Meeting is a staple of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which is being held in…

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