agriculture

  • 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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  • 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 WTO Members appoint Guyanese as new chair of Agriculture Talks

    WTO Members appoint Guyanese as new chair of Agriculture Talks

    Ambassador John Deep Ford of Guyana has taken over as chair of the WTO farm trade talks. WTO members confirmed his appointment at a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session on 9 April. In addition to the ongoing negotiations on agricultural reform, Ambassador Ford will also facilitate the negotiations on cotton. Ambassador Ford replaces Kenya’s Ambassador Stephen…

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  • Photo of Caribbean fish stocks dwindling as illegal fishing intensifies

    Caribbean fish stocks dwindling as illegal fishing intensifies

    “Biodiversity in the Caribbean Sea is at serious risk, scientists are warning, with illegal fishing reducing fish stocks and placing the marine environment under increasing strain.” “I cannot say what it’s due to or if there are external factors, but certainly in my more than 30 years in the profession I have seen a reduction in fish,” says Efe Vernal Nicholls, president of the Caribbean Network of Fishermen’s Associations. According to the UN…

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  • Coconut Boost For Barbados & Region

    Barbados and the region can have a bustling coconut industry, despite being smaller than major growers such as Indonesia and The Philippines. This assertion was made by Maurice Wilson, who is the Regional Coconut Industry Coordinator at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). He was speaking with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) following the inaugural meeting of the National Stakeholders Platform…

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  • Photo of CARDI continues to play vital role in agricultural industries in Caribbean

    CARDI continues to play vital role in agricultural industries in Caribbean

    Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 05, 2017 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, commended the Caribbean Agriculture Research Development Institute (CARDI) for its support and outlined some of the key accomplishments the institute has brought to the agricultural sectors throughout the Caribbean. Minister Hamilton said that CARDI has been instrumental in assisting with facilitation of inter-regional agricultural…

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  • CRFM, JICA concluding innovative Caribbean Fisheries Co-management project

    BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 (CRFM)—An innovative fisheries project, which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has been coordinating since 2013 with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) across six OECS Member States, is nearing its end. The Caribbean Fisheries Co-Management Project (CARIFICO) was developed in 2012. Between 2009 and 2012, CRFM and JICA worked on developing a master plan for the…

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