agriculture

  • Photo of Countdown to impactful, transformational Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021

    Countdown to impactful, transformational Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2021

    As the countdown begins to the opening of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture on 4 October 2021, sector participants are anticipating an impactful event that will showcase opportunities for practical and technology-oriented solutions to tackle food security. They are also confident that strategic partnerships will be forged as part of actions towards the transformation that is required in the agriculture…

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  • 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 IICA will assist the Caribbean to boost trade in goods and agricultural information exchange

    IICA will assist the Caribbean to boost trade in goods and agricultural information exchange

    -as well as to strengthen food security San Jose, 20 April 2020 (IICA). Thirteen Caribbean Ministers of Agriculture participated in a videoconference with the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in which they discussed strategies to bolster agricultural activity and to safeguard the food supply amidst the ongoing health crisis, in a region that relies heavily…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security Position
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    CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security Position

    As countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) intensify safety measures in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture meet 19 March 2020 to chart a food and nutrition security and availability response. The Ministers will hold a via videoconference anchored at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana beginning at 10am (Eastern). The CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of Action Committee on Food and Nutrition Security holds inception meeting

    Action Committee on Food and Nutrition Security holds inception meeting

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has established an Action Committee on Food and Nutrition Security which held its first meeting on Tuesday, 3 March, via video conference that was anchored at the CARICOM Secretariat. The CARICOM Action Committee on Food and Nutrition Security (CACFNS) will share best practices and resources through effective interaction, communication, enhanced synergies and capacity-building in Member States.…

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  • Photo of Creating Economic Opportunities for Organic Waste Management Sectors

    Creating Economic Opportunities for Organic Waste Management Sectors

    (IICA Press Release) The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) through its programs Bioeconomy and Production Development and Climate Change, Natural Resources and Management of Production Risks, have identified the potential solution of developing a model based on composting technology (in its first stage). This model promotes the development of complex inter linkages between actors in the value chain,…

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  • 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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  • 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 Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados

    Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados

    (Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture when they meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados. The ministers have been invited…

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