Food Security

  • Agri ministry inks CDN$5M food security research project

    In an effort to increase food production, improve nutrition, and achieve a Professor Chandra A. Madramootoo of Mc Gill University (left) inking documents with Permanent Secretary of the Agriculture Ministry, George Jervis reduction in the food import bill within the Caribbean, Guyana, like other countries is moving purposefully in a positive direction A CDN$5M project was yesterday awarded to the…

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  • Jamaica buys sugar from Guyana to stave off shortage

    The Jamaican Government has placed an order for sugar from Guyana to avert shortages in that CARICOM country. Quoting the Agriculture Ministry, the Jamaican Observer yesterday said that it has put in place measures to avert a shortage of sugar on the local market and has urged distributors not to hoard the product. In a statement Wednesday, the Ministry assured…

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  • FINANCIAL CRISIS, FUEL AND FOOD SECURITY, CLIMATE CHANGE IN FOCUS AT THIRD CARICOM/CUBA SUMMIT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Diplomatic relations spanning 36 years between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba will be consolidated at the Third CARICOM/Cuba Summit, as Caribbean leaders seek to explore and exchange ideas on how to solve critical issues affecting the Region. On December 8, 2008 in Santiago de Cuba, Heads of Government of CARICOM Members States, two…

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  • COTED TO FOCUS ON FOOD SECURITY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) As the Region continues to identify and implement measures to achieve food security in a time of spiraling cost of living, the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet in a special session next week to deal with agriculture. The Twenty-Seventh Special Meeting of the COTED (Agriculture)…

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  • BOOST FOOD PRODUCTION TO HELP WITH FOOD SECURITY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) H.E Irwin Larocque, Assistant Secretary-General for Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat told the first formal meeting of Plant Health officials from across the Caribbean, that the Region needs to produce more than it consumes, in order to tackle the issue of rising food prices. In his address to in the opening…

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  • STRIDES MADE BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN IN CARIBBEAN FOOD SECURITY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) While the Caribbean has made some strides in addressing the issue of food security, much work needs to be done to meet some pressing challenges that continue to face the Caribbean in this critical area of development. This was underscored by ambassador Irwin Larocque, CARICOM Secretariat’s Assistant Secretary-General for Regional Trade and Economic Integration…

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  • REMARKS BY AMB. IRWIN LAROCQUE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL, REGIONAL TRADE AND ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) SECRETARIAT AT THE OPENING OF THE 6TH MEETING OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ITALY FAO/CARICOM/CARIFORUM FOOD SECURITY PROJECT AND NATIONAL COORDINATORS FOCAL POINT RETREAT, 10 JULY 2007, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

    Mr. Chairperson; Dr. L. Barbara Graham, FAO Representative; Mr. Bruce Lauckner; Executive Director (ag), CARDI Ms. Emanuela Benini, Director, Italian Cooperation, Regional office for Central America and the Caribbean, Embassy of Italy, Guatemala; Mr. Greg Rawlings, Project Consultant National Coordinators and Focal Points; Colleagues All: It gives me great pleasure to be with you this morning in the opening session…

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  • CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC STATES FOCUS ON FOOD SECURITY IN MAURITIUS

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), the Government of Italy and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Wednesday (January 12) co-sponsored a forum on agriculture, food production and food security in the Caribbean and Pacific regions as a partnership event at the international meeting on small island developing states (SIDS) in Mauritius.…

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    Bilateral discussions on sugar exports

    Export of sugar to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago was the subject of separate and successful bilateral discussions between Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation of Guyana Clement Rohee and his counterparts from the two sister CARICOM countries, K.D Knight of Jamaica and Kenneth Valley of Trinidad and Tobago. These discussions took place during the just concluded Special meeting…

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  • CARICOM/CARIFORUM, GOVERNMENT OF ITALY AND FAO SIGN FOOD SECURITY PROJECT

    The Caribbean Community/CARIFORUM, the Government of Italy and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) signed a US$5 million Food Security Project in Milan on 21 March 2003. The Project is Italy's response to a US$26.2 million programme submitted by CARICOM/CARIFORUM to a Meeting on Food Security at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC in November last year. Food…

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