agriculture

  • Photo of Food Security: A Priority in Dominica

    Food Security: A Priority in Dominica

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — It has been just over a month since the Eastern Caribbean’s ‘food bowl’ was left bare following a direct hit from one of the strongest hurricanes to pass through the Caribbean basin – Hurricane Maria. Agricultural stakeholders in the sub-region, both private and public, are actively supporting efforts to ensure the future of Dominica’s agriculture sector…

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  • Photo of Dominica Minister says Caribbean can learn from its rebuilding efforts

    Dominica Minister says Caribbean can learn from its rebuilding efforts

    Still recovering from the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Erika two years ago, the small island of Dominica was hit by Hurricane Maria – a category five storm about a month ago. The country’s entire infrastructure was left in ruins, leaving its population of approximately 74,000 people without potable water, electricity, shelter and food. Despite the challenges, Dominica’s Minister of…

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  • CARDI taking action to help rebuild agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica

    CARDI Executive Director, Mr. Barton Clarke speaks about reviving agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica from Caribbean Community on Vimeo. As we observe World Food Day today, we tell you that the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has already begun taking action to restore the recently battered agriculture sectors in Barbuda and Dominica. And while he lamented the destruction of thriving sectors that was caused by…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda adopts ‘different vision’ for agriculture

    Antigua and Barbuda adopts ‘different vision’ for agriculture

    With food security as its priority, the government of Antigua and Barbuda is pursuing a “different vision” as it moves to rebuild the agriculture sector of Barbuda which was destroyed following the passage of Hurricane Irma in September. That vision focuses on improving resilience and dealing with the impact of natural disasters, Minister of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs,…

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  • Photo of Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

    Effects of climate change in focus at Agriculture Meeting

    The detrimental effect of climate change on the Region was brought in to sharp focus as a special Meeting of Agriculture Ministers got underway at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on Friday. At the opening of the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic development (COTED), Chairman, His Excellency Soeresh Algoe, Agriculture Minister of Suriname, the…

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  • Photo of ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    Hurricane Maria has destroyed the agriculture sector in Dominica. The Category Five hurricane flattened Dominica on 18 September. Both the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – which is leading the Community’s response to the disaster  – and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said that there was 100 per cent destruction of agriculture on the island. According to information…

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  • Photo of Boosting cassava production to improve Region’s food security

    Boosting cassava production to improve Region’s food security

        “Cassava is the prioritized commodity for this project, and currently results in a two percent reduction on the food import bill within CARICOM.” Saint Lucia, as one of these CARICOM countries, must continue to contribute to the import bill’s further decline.” – Regional Project Coordinator for the FAO, Vermaran Extavour Minister for Agriculture, Hon Ezechiel Joseph, has voiced continued…

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  • Photo of Coconut industry benefits from CARDI project

    Coconut industry benefits from CARDI project

    Since the implementation of the Caribbean Coconut Industry Development Project two-and-a-half years ago, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has made several strides in improving the local coconut industry through training as well as the establishment of new nurseries among other targeted initiatives. The four-year project was undertaken through a partnership between CARDI and the International Trade Centre (ITC), with…

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  • What does ‘climate-smart agriculture’ really mean? New tool breaks it down

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 14 2017 (IPS) – A Trinidadian scientist has developed a mechanism for determining the degree of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) compliance with respect to projects, processes and products. This comes as global attention is drawn to climate-smart agriculture as one of the approaches to mitigate or adapt to climate change. Steve Maximay says his Climate-Smart Agriculture Compliant…

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  • Photo of Parliamentarians fighting against hunger in Latin America, Caribbean

    Parliamentarians fighting against hunger in Latin America, Caribbean

    Bridgetown, Barbados  – The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean in Barbados, last month hosted parliamentarians from 13CARICOM Member States to address the issues of food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition in the region. Member States represented were: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia,…

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