agricultural development

  • Photo of Agri. Ministry partners with IICA to develop first ever bio-fortified rice variety in the Caribbean

    Agri. Ministry partners with IICA to develop first ever bio-fortified rice variety in the Caribbean

    – zinc, other minerals added (DPI) In Guyana and the Caribbean, rice is considered a versatile staple and is a key component in the diet of most Guyanese. In an effort to promote healthy food choices among citizens, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Rice Research Station has collaborated with the Inter- American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to develop a…

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  • Photo of After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States

    The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that has coordinated official development assistance from…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

    CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway to CARICOM noting that the appointment strengthens “already good” relations and signals a new chapter in a long standing friendship with the Kingdom of Norway. Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad presented her Letters of Credence to the Secretary-General at the Headquarters…

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  • Photo of Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

    Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States

    (CRFM Press Release)—A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). At the 8th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados on Thursday, 11 October, 2018, the ministers approved the protocol to the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General discusses stronger cooperation with Head of IICA

    CARICOM Secretary-General discusses stronger cooperation with Head of IICA

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met with Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Manuel Otero, Thursday morning for discussions on strengthening cooperation. The meeting was one of the Secretary-General’s engagements during Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which opened in Barbados, Wednesday night.

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  • Photo of Guyana looks to Caribbean Week of Agriculture, COTED, to facilitate greater collaboration with CARICOM neighbours

    Guyana looks to Caribbean Week of Agriculture, COTED, to facilitate greater collaboration with CARICOM neighbours

    (Department of Public Information) Guyana is looking to Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the Caribbean Agriculture Week meeting to strengthen agricultural collaboration with Trinidad and other Caribbean countries. Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder speaking on the sidelines of the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Guyana and Trinidad for partnership in the energy and other economic sectors…

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  • Photo of ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    Hurricane Maria has destroyed the agriculture sector in Dominica. The Category Five hurricane flattened Dominica on 18 September. Both the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – which is leading the Community’s response to the disaster  – and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said that there was 100 per cent destruction of agriculture on the island. According to information…

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