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  • Photo of Media Advisory: Guyana’s President Dr Irfaan Ali to address the Opening Ceremony, Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Media Advisory: Guyana’s President Dr Irfaan Ali to address the Opening Ceremony, Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) gets underway 4 October 2021. The virtual event will feature at least 32 activities and more than 100 speakers whose presentations will be aligned with the theme ‘Transforming our Food Systems’. A virtual marketplace also forms part of the event that is being hosted by main partners: the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on…

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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 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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  • Photo of CARICOM urged to ‘take a big view of agriculture’

    CARICOM urged to ‘take a big view of agriculture’

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Oct. 27, 2016 – Stakeholders in the regional agricultural sector have been urged to take “a big view of agriculture” as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations continue to highlight the importance of food production to its economic and social development. The call on Wednesday by Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Barton…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Fisheries Ministers meeting in Cayman Islands

    Caribbean Fisheries Ministers meeting in Cayman Islands

    The Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), the top policy and decision-making arm of the CARICOM agency, is meeting today in Grand Cayman for its 6th Special Meeting. The meeting is being held as part of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, which is being hosted in Cayman under the theme, “Investing in Food and Agriculture.” High on the Ministerial Council’s agenda…

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  • Photo of No shortage of coconuts, as Caribbean coconut water increases- CARDI boss

    No shortage of coconuts, as Caribbean coconut water increases- CARDI boss

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Demerara Waves – As the demand across the Caribbean grows for bottled coconut water, the Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Barton Clarke says the major challenge would be sufficient planting material. “The major constraint is going to be adequate amount of appropriate planting material given that we have to treat with…

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  • Photo of Role for public, private sectors in agriculture sector development

    Role for public, private sectors in agriculture sector development

    There are important investment roles for both the public and private sector in the Region’s quest to be competitive, for import substitution, alleviation of food security risks and for increased contribution to economic development. Speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said the opportunities were…

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  • Photo of Remarks  By  Ambassador Irwin Larocque Secretary-general Caribbean Community  At The Opening Ceremony  Of The  Fourteenth Caribbean Week Of Agriculture

    Remarks By Ambassador Irwin Larocque Secretary-general Caribbean Community At The Opening Ceremony Of The Fourteenth Caribbean Week Of Agriculture

    His Excellency Franz Manderson, Acting Governor of the Cayman Islands   Honourable Alden McLaughlin Premier, Cayman Islands;   Honourable Ministers of the Caribbean Community   Members of the Legislative Assembly   Honourable Matai Seremaiah Nawalu – Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, Vanuatu;   Mr. Victor Villalobos – Director-General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA);   Mr.…

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  • Photo of Jamaica shares experience in reducing food import bill at CWA

    Jamaica shares experience in reducing food import bill at CWA

    GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman, (Kenton Chance)  – The head of Jamaica’s largest farmers association says the rest of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) can draw on his country’s experience as the region continues to battle with its US$5 billion annual food import bills. Norman Grant, president of the Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS), an umbrella association of farmers, has noted that Jamaica,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG tours farm during Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    CARICOM SG tours farm during Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (3rd left) joined the Premier of the Cayman Islands Hon. Alden McLaughlin (2nd right) on a tour of the CARDI (Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute) Research field on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Tuesday.  They were accompanied by Cayman Islands Minister of Community Affairs, Youth and Sport Mr. Ossie Bodden (2nd left) and CARDI officials.   CARICOM SG,…

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