agriculture

  • Photo of CTA, IICA agree to create concrete agriculture linkages

    CTA, IICA agree to create concrete agriculture linkages

    (caribnewsdesk) Work on providing Caribbean peoples and businesses more nutritious foods and linking agriculture with tourism was Friday taken a step further with the inking of an agreement between the Technical Centre for Agricultural Cooperation and Rural Development (CTA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA). Signed by IICA Director General, Dr. Victor Villalobos and CTA Director, Michael…

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  • Photo of World Food Day: Building a movement to end hunger

    World Food Day: Building a movement to end hunger

    (FAO, Rome, 16 October, 2015 ) – Leading figures in the global fight against hunger gathered at the Milan Expo to celebrate World Food Day, marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of FAO with appeals to speed up efforts to eradicate hunger and improve the way food is produced and consumed. FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva thanked the world’s…

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  • Photo of Moko Disease Threatens Suriname Banana Sector

    Moko Disease Threatens Suriname Banana Sector

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct 06 2015 – The banana industry in Suriname is currently facing a serious threat from the so-called Moko disease, which has affected nearly a quarter of the country’s 2,000 hectares of commercial banana plantations. Authorities here have called in the assistance of international experts in a bid to prevent a wipe out of the banana sector, which…

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  • Photo of Food self-sufficiency identified as Region’s primary agriculture thrust – CARICOM ASG

    Food self-sufficiency identified as Region’s primary agriculture thrust – CARICOM ASG

    Progress towards food self-sufficiency and the achievement of economic and technical efficiency in food production were the primary objectives a senior Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade official identified for a renewed agriculture sector. Food production efficiency should be achieved through the full implementation of the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Security Policy (FNSP) and the Caribbean Agricultural Policy (CAP), Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic…

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  • Photo of New day dawns for agriculture

    New day dawns for agriculture

    Policy-makers and other stakeholders in the Region’s agriculture sector have been challenged to quickly move forward with renewed resolve to ensure increased productivity and competitiveness in the agriculture sector. Mr. Joseph Cox, new Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Trade and Economic Integration at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, threw out the challenge Thursday at the opening ceremony of a Special Meeting of the Council…

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  • Photo of From fish sausages to starfruit cake: how female entrepreneurs are pioneering agribusinesses

    From fish sausages to starfruit cake: how female entrepreneurs are pioneering agribusinesses

    A Brussels Briefing on ‘Women entrepreneurs – key players in ACP agribusiness development’ took place on Thursday 17 September 2015 at the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Secretariat. Five women: three from sub-Saharan Africa, one from the Caribbean and one from the Pacific region, gave fascinating accounts of starting and managing agribusinesses. They talked about the factors…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Agriculture Ministers meet in Georgetown

    CARICOM Agriculture Ministers meet in Georgetown

    Ministers of Agriculture of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet in Georgetown Thursday and Friday for a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture. The Meeting will be held at the CARICOM Secretariat. Among the matters the discussions will focus on are commodities which the Community had identified as priorities: roots and root tubers,…

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  • Photo of Eat local thrust: St. Kitts and Nevis holds first Pumpkin Festival

    Eat local thrust: St. Kitts and Nevis holds first Pumpkin Festival

    Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS):  Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister of Agriculture, has hailed the first ever Pumpkin Festival and Arts Exhibition at the St. Kitts Eco-Park Grounds at Sir Gilles Estate in Sandy Point, as  a success, as it promotes locally grown produce. The festival was held on Saturday, October 03. This action today demonstrates that you are encouraging people to…

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  • Photo of Bahamian women in agriculture

    Bahamian women in agriculture

    (The Bahamas Weekly) YOUNG. Female. Educated. Farmer…Expert in the field of Agriculture???!!! Something seems amiss with this picture when the current line of thinking, current hypothesis, advances the view that the average Bahamian farmer is male and in his 60s. Shattering the mold and clearly unlike that imagined character – with his balding head, sun-scorched and leathery façade, and aged body –…

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  • Photo of CDB supports Grenada fishing industry, puts spotlight on safety at sea

    CDB supports Grenada fishing industry, puts spotlight on safety at sea

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – For people who work at sea, an injury or accident while on the job could mean huge losses for them—and their families. In Grenada, where the fishing industry has experienced positive growth since 2012, but where most seafarers operate without formal training or certification, the impacts could be even more devastating. From September 2015 to June…

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