agriculture

  • Photo of CARDI, CDB host black Sigatoka disease training workshop in Guyana

    CARDI, CDB host black Sigatoka disease training workshop in Guyana

    The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be hosting a workshop on the ‘Integrated Disease Management of black Sigatoka disease (BSD)’ from 28 September – 9 October, 2015, in Guyana. The workshop will take place at the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), Agriculture Road, Mon Repos, and will be facilitated by plant…

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  • Photo of UN agriculture agencies to strengthen rural employment opportunities for Caribbean youth

    UN agriculture agencies to strengthen rural employment opportunities for Caribbean youth

    The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to tackle the growing level of youth unemployment in the Caribbean through a youth employment programme called FAO/FIDA-Youth Caribe. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD, or FIDA by its Spanish acronym) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Fishing Industry Moves to Close Food Safety Gaps, Expands Markets

    Caribbean Fishing Industry Moves to Close Food Safety Gaps, Expands Markets

    The Caribbean region's ability to cash in on a potentially lucrative, international export trade in fish and seafood is being held back by huge gaps in measures to protect food safety and animal health, experts say. But the experts, who are investigating food handling policies in CARIFORUM countries, are set to propose a new regime for sanitary and phytosanitary –…

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  • Photo of CDB, Agri Ministry in drive to boost aquaculture

    CDB, Agri Ministry in drive to boost aquaculture

    THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently hosted a workshop for staff of the Ministry of Agriculture as it seeks to support the advancement of the aquaculture sector in Guyana. From August 17 to 21, 2015, CDB conducted a workshop on aquaculture farm management techniques for ministry employees – a training initiative that aims to revitalise the sector and improve the…

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  • Photo of Protecting their crops through green technologies, Caribbean women fend for themselves

    Protecting their crops through green technologies, Caribbean women fend for themselves

    Through workshops, women farmers in Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica are learning more sustainable farming techniques and securing their livelihoods. Often totally dependent on rainfall for irrigation, battling increasingly longer droughts and intense bursts when the rain does come, Caribbean women farmers are looking to more sustainable means of crop production. With UN Women support, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC)…

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  • Photo of Caribbean fishing industry ends meeting on upgrading food safety systems

    Caribbean fishing industry ends meeting on upgrading food safety systems

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 25 August 2015, (CRFM) – Industry figures and government officials from across the Caribbean fishing industry Tuesday wrapped up two days of talks here acknowledging they were at the very early stages of introducing a new regime for safe seafood for local and international consumption. The two-day meeting is part of a European Union-funded project to help CARIFORUM…

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  • Photo of Regional Forum focuses on effects of climate change on agriculture

    Regional Forum focuses on effects of climate change on agriculture

    The first ever Caribbean Forum on Climate-Smart Agriculture has ended here with the organizers saying it provided an opportunity to promote and support options for adapting the Caribbean agricultural sector to climate change.  “We hope to be able to count on committed stakeholders to support the integration of climate change considerations into policies and research, and to foster institutional and…

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  • Photo of New Vistas For The Caribbean Agricultural Research And Development Institute (CARDI)

    New Vistas For The Caribbean Agricultural Research And Development Institute (CARDI)

    Chairperson, Honourable Suresh Algoe Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry Fisheries, Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee and Members of said Committee, President of the Caribbean Food Crop Society, Representatives of the University of Suriname, University of the West Indies, the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, University of Puerto Rico, the Food and Agriculture Organization, CACHE and other distinguished partners in sustainable agricultural development, Ladies…

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  • Photo of CDB Finances Training for Caribbean Water Sector Professionals

    CDB Finances Training for Caribbean Water Sector Professionals

    Senior Water Sector professionals from across the Caribbean will meet on August 23 – 24 to identify better ways of planning for the impact of climate change on the region’s water supply and systems. The meeting, co-hosted by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), takes the form of a workshop entitled “Building a Climate Resilient Water Sector in the Caribbean: Strategies…

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  • Photo of Caribbean countries take part in the Regional Colloquium of the Codex Alimentarius

    Caribbean countries take part in the Regional Colloquium of the Codex Alimentarius

    Montevideo, Uruguay, August 4, 2015 (IICA). A Codex Alimentarius colloquium, a meeting in which 22 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries will endeavor to establish common positions on international food safety standards, will be getting under way in Uruguay today.   Among the participants in the activity, which will take place in the Sheraton Montevideo Hotel, will be the Minister of…

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