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  • Photo of Agriculture stakeholders discuss regional food safety

    Agriculture stakeholders discuss regional food safety

    May 2, 2017 — In an effort to enhance the quality of agricultural produce in the Region, food safety stakeholders convened in Barbados from April 25-26, 2017 to discuss the improvement of plant health in the Region. The two-day consultations, conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services Services (APHIS), and the Greater…

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  • Photo of Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    The ability of sugar industry in the Region to survive after the removal of production quotas in the European Union (EU) on September 30, 2017, will depend on improved competitiveness and pragmatic diversification options, according to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat official.The end of EU’s quota management for sugar is expected to lead to a fall in prices towards the international sugar price and…

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  • Photo of Guyana’s farmers can contribute to regional food security – President David Granger

    Guyana’s farmers can contribute to regional food security – President David Granger

    By HE David A Granger MSS The world is likely to face a food crisis by 2050 unless agricultural production increases. The Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that there will be an additional two billion mouths to feed in the world within the next thirty-five years. The growth of the world’s population along with increased urbanization is expected to increase…

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  • Photo of Agriculture, climate change, renewable energy to benefit as IDB carves out $13B for lending

    Agriculture, climate change, renewable energy to benefit as IDB carves out $13B for lending

    NASSAU, The Bahamas, Jan 23 2017 – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said it will be lending US$13 billion over the coming year and a significant portion of that amount has been earmarked for agriculture, climate change and renewable energy projects. Speaking here Monday night at the opening of the fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF), Executive Director of the…

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  • Photo of The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Netherlands on Wednesday renewed a mechanism for diplomatic cooperation with the accreditation of a new envoy to CARICOM, His Excellency Jules Bijl. In a simple ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on 18 January 2017, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said the Community was keen to learn more of Netherland’s experiences in…

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  • Photo of Agriculture Policy Programme has delivered significantly – CARICOM DSG

    Agriculture Policy Programme has delivered significantly – CARICOM DSG

     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is pleased with the progress on the Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) which it said has delivered significantly to the Region’s agriculture community. The APP has delivered significantly in providing direct support to the agriculture community while also addressing the broader regional policy framework to ensure that Member States align their agriculture policies, plans and strategies to the…

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  • Photo of Belize’s Private Sector and Agricultural Producers Get More CSME-Aware

    Belize’s Private Sector and Agricultural Producers Get More CSME-Aware

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat presses ahead with its public education drive to ensure that vital sectors know about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and its significant benefits. On Wednesday, November 23, a one-day CSME sensitization workshop will be hosted in San Ignacio, Belize. Approximately 40 participants from private sector entities and rural organizations will convene at the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s ‘political will’ to move agriculture forward impresses Pacific Islands

    CARICOM’s ‘political will’ to move agriculture forward impresses Pacific Islands

    by Kenton Chance GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) may have made more progress in its agricultural sector than it realised, an official from the Pacific said, as his region takes lessons from the Caribbean for its first Pacific Week of Agriculture, slated to take place next year. Neil Netaf, senior advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture…

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  • Photo of Needed: Regional strategic plan for agriculture

    Needed: Regional strategic plan for agriculture

    While work has been done to articulate the vision for agriculture in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), a senior CARICOM Secretariat officials wants the Region to develop a regional strategic plan for agriculture. Mr. Joseph Cox, Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat stressed that the Region had to treat agriculture as a business and not as a…

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  • Photo of Special COTED to focus on agri investment, trade, help for Haiti

    Special COTED to focus on agri investment, trade, help for Haiti

    Technical officials in the agriculture sector on Tuesday morning began preparatory discussions ahead of the Special Ministerial Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in the Cayman Islands on Friday. The Ministerial Meeting is one of the key events of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) now underway in Grand Cayman under the theme ‘Investing in Food…

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