agriculture

  • IICA to provide assistance to Guyana

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, CMC – The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) says it will support Guyana in developing its trade in agricultural products. IICA Director General, Víctor M. Villalobos met with Guyana’s Agriculture Minister Leslie Ramsammy, who outlined the country’s priorities that included the development of an agrofuels unit, the establishment of programmes to combat and mitigate…

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  • Agri group in bid to boost food security

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago Agri-Business Association (TTABA) is one of the collaborating partners in a regional initiative to boost food security. The project with the University of Wageningenin the Netherlands targets Barbados, Belize, St Kitts/Nevis and T&T and is aimed an ensuring food supplies “over the long term, in the midst of the constantly changing…

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  • CARIBBEAN-AGRICULTURE-Regional countries to benefit from new IICA initiative

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, CMC – Caribbean countries are to benefit from a regional initiative that is aimed at providing first-hand information and generating up-to-date statistics on the degree status of human resources as well as the structure, size, and level of investment in research and development (R&D) in Central America and the Caribbean. The Inter American Institute for Cooperation…

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  • REMARKS BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AND CARIBBEAN FORUM OF AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC (ACP) STATES (CARIFORUM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT ON THE 10TH EDF INTRA-ACP AGRICULTURE POLICY PROGRAMME OF THE CARIBBEAN GEORGETOWN, GUYANA 15 MARCH 2013

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) It gives me great pleasure to make a few remarks on this occasion, as we witness the signing of the Contribution Agreement between the European Commission and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). This Agreement puts on stream the Caribbean component of the 10th European Development Fund – Intra-ACP Agriculture Policy Programme.…

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  • CARIFORUM agriculture gets 8.6 million Euro boost

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed an €8.6 million euro programme to boost the Region’s agriculture sector. In his capacity as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM), Ambassador LaRocque was one of four speakers at a signing ceremony of a Contribution Agreement on…

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  • BAHAMAS-AGRICULTURE-IICA pledges assistance to the Bahamas

    San Jose, Costa Rica, CMC- The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) says it will be assisting The Bahamas in implementing programmes to increase food production, reduce the import bill and improve agricultural health and food safety. Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government Minister Alfred Gray has been holding talks at the IICA headquarters here in order to adjust…

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  • SG SEEKS HELP FOR CARICOM AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE FROM FAO HEAD

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Director General of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Mr. José́ Graziano da Silva reviewed progress in the latter’s assistance to the Community in agriculture, specifically in the areas of food security and assistance with sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures, and food and plant…

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  • SG seeks help for CARICOM Agriculture initiatives from FAO Head

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Director General of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Mr. José́ Graziano da Silva reviewed progress in the latter’s assistance to the Community in agriculture, specifically in the areas of food security and assistance with sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures, and food and…

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  • Regional Agricultural Inititatives

    Agri-business Strategy: Forging beneficial linkages with other sectors such as tourism continues to be an objective for the sector. The Agri-business Strategy recognises a non-traditional approach to the sector’s development, which reaches beyond the confines of the farm and into the factories, restaurants and hotels. One where the consumer is given a menu of choices that are appropriate to the lifestyles of busy,…

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  • Regional Agricultural Initiatives

    Agri-business Strategy: Forging beneficial linkages with other sectors such as tourism continues to be an objective for the sector. The Agri-business Strategy recognises a non-traditional approach to the sector’s development, which reaches beyond the confines of the farm and into the factories, restaurants and hotels. One where the consumer is given a menu of choices that are appropriate to the lifestyles of busy,…

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