agriculture

  • Photo of Jamaica expanding cassava industry with help from Colombia

    Jamaica expanding cassava industry with help from Colombia

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday August 4, 2015 – Government is moving to expand the cassava industry through partnerships with the private sector and the University of the West Indies, with support from the Colombian government. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, said the partnership between government and the manufacturer of Jamaican beer Red Stripe, which is using the tuber as part of its…

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  • Photo of CARDI and CDB to host black Sigatoka disease Training Workshops

    CARDI and CDB to host black Sigatoka disease Training Workshops

    The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be hosting a series of workshops on the “Integrated Disease Management of black Sigatoka disease (BSD)” from August to October 2015. These training workshops are seeking to strengthen the capacity of BSD management teams in both the Ministry of Agriculture and banana and…

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  • Photo of Agriculture Ministry Endorses H2K Organic Stimulants

    Agriculture Ministry Endorses H2K Organic Stimulants

    The Ministry of Agriculture is endorsing the use of the Health 2000 (H2K) AGRO line of organic stimulants in Jamaica in an effort to boost soil health and crop productivity. State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Luther Buchanan said the use of the products is in keeping with strategies by the Ministry to introduce innovative sustainable farming methods to ensure…

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  • Photo of CTA wins international prize for youth and ICTs project

    CTA wins international prize for youth and ICTs project

    CTA’s Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) project has won an international award in the 2015 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes. After being shortlisted earlier this year, the ARDYIS entry was proclaimed winner of the e-agriculture category following a round of online voting and a review by a panel of experts of…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts and Nevis ‘eat local’ day showcases menu of home-grown produce

    St. Kitts and Nevis ‘eat local’ day showcases menu of home-grown produce

    Alphonso Clarke, Marketing Officer at the Department of Agriculture, outlined the department’s expectations. Our hope at the department is that we can work together to raise awareness of the importance of supporting our local sustainable farms,” he said. “We hope to increase the flow of local food to the restaurants across the federation, in order to protect our farm lands…

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  • Photo of Canada to fund six-year plantain production and marketing project

    Canada to fund six-year plantain production and marketing project

    LOCAL plantain farmers will soon be receiving full support from a Canadian-funded six-year project aimed at enhancing production and facilitating linkages with local and overseas markets.The Canadian plantain support project falls under a regional programme being implemented by the Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF) under the name Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL). PROPEL intends to increase the value of Caribbean…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy: Breaking the cycle of poverty in fishing communities

    The Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy: Breaking the cycle of poverty in fishing communities

    Social protection exists when governments develop policies and programmes to address economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities to food insecurity and poverty. The Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP) is one such policy which Caribbean Countries believe can help to enhance the income, status and capacities of fisherfolk; thus, enabling them to sustainably provide for themselves and their family members. By…

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  • Photo of Farmers and Communities to Benefit from Climate Change Adaptation Project

    Farmers and Communities to Benefit from Climate Change Adaptation Project

    Soil erosion management, solar power energy and an improved building code are some of the areas to be handled under a Climate Change Adaptation project estimated at more than one million Eastern Caribbean Dollars. This information was shared by Jerome Meade, Montserrat’s Focal Point during the opening session of a one-day workshop to update the island’s policy on Climate Change…

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  • Photo of “AgriKari”. Market place and platform to exchange information on agriculture

    “AgriKari”. Market place and platform to exchange information on agriculture

    Young people are critical to the future of the agriculture sector, the young voice rubric gives a glimpse on what some of the young people contribute to the sector. An interview with Jeanvier Jong Loy, determined young Surinamese developer. Can you tell us about yourself? What inspired you to start the UniCode NV venture? I am Jeanvier Jong Loy. I live…

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  • Photo of Caribbean fisheries ministers ink regional Spiny Lobster Declaration

    Caribbean fisheries ministers ink regional Spiny Lobster Declaration

    In a milestone development for the region, Fisheries Ministers recently endorsed a new Declaration on Spiny Lobster—a highly traded marine species in the Caribbean—at the 9th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), which concluded on Friday, 15 May 2015 in Grenada. The declaration, which is a non-binding roadmap for closer regional collaboration, was signed…

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