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  • Photo of Caribbean specialists acquire new expertise for adding value to cassava

    Caribbean specialists acquire new expertise for adding value to cassava

    A meeting supported by IICA, the European Union, and Colombia’s Presidential Agency for International Cooperation enabled specialists engaged in promoting the crop to learn about new forms of marketing that could boost markets for the product. na, Grenada, and Barbados, while the Latin American nations taking part were Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Officials from Colombia’s…

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  • Photo of IICA says Latin America and Caribbean Need new Strategies to Deal with EU Reforms

    IICA says Latin America and Caribbean Need new Strategies to Deal with EU Reforms

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Nov 25 2015 – The Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) says the development of regional strategies could be the key if Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are to meet the challenges posed by the latest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU). IICA said its experts have…

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  • 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 Following IICA training… Honey gets sweeter for local bee-keepers

    Following IICA training… Honey gets sweeter for local bee-keepers

    LOCAL beekeepers who are members of the Guyana Apicultural Society (GAS) have said that a bee-keeping training programme organised for them by the Inter American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) last week had been a true eye-opener.Veteran bee-keeper Janice Fraser said, “I have been into bee-keeping for the past 25 years and this is the first time ever that I have…

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  • Photo of Caribbean countries take part in the Regional Colloquium of the Codex Alimentarius

    Caribbean countries take part in the Regional Colloquium of the Codex Alimentarius

    Montevideo, Uruguay, August 4, 2015 (IICA). A Codex Alimentarius colloquium, a meeting in which 22 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries will endeavor to establish common positions on international food safety standards, will be getting under way in Uruguay today.   Among the participants in the activity, which will take place in the Sheraton Montevideo Hotel, will be the Minister of…

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  • Photo of CARCIOM Secretariat launches projects on Market Infrastructure, Market Information in Agriculture

    CARCIOM Secretariat launches projects on Market Infrastructure, Market Information in Agriculture

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat recently launched two initiatives to support the development of the Region’s agriculture sector relative to the assessment of the market infrastructure needs and improving the information system for Caribbean agribusiness. These initiatives are elements of a series of activities under the Caribbean component of the Agricultural Policy Programme (APP), which is funded by the European…

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  • Photo of Guyana rolls out EU-funded Agriculture Policy Programme-youth, women, small farmers among beneficiaries

    Guyana rolls out EU-funded Agriculture Policy Programme-youth, women, small farmers among beneficiaries

    As part of component three of the Agriculture Policy Programme (AAP), which aims to develop enterprises, through improved market linkages, the Ministry of Agriculture, in partnership with The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), hosted a cassava and small ruminant validation seminar, today. This event which was held at the Regency hotel, Hadfield Street, targeted farmers from across the country,…

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  • Photo of Agricultural techs get training in Mexico

    Agricultural techs get training in Mexico

    Agriculture technicians from the twin island state will once again be afforded the opportunity to further expand their knowledge in the field through specialised training provided by the government of Mexico. Kishma Primus Almond of the Plant Protection Unit and Mario Beazer, of Barbuda, will leave the island next week to participate in a programme to provide training for Caribbean…

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  • CAHFSA begins operations in Suriname

    The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety (CAHFSA), a Regional institution, held its third meeting at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat from November 17-19, 2014. The Chairman of the Board is Ms. Audine Mootoo of Trinidad and Tobago. Other members are: Dr. Helena Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, Dr. Beverley Wood of Barbados, Mr. Emir…

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  • New project will strengthen sanitary and phytosanitary regulations in the Caribbean

    EU initiative to be implemented by IICA is designed to strengthen the legal framework governing the sanitary and phytosanitary standards applied in the region. San Jose, Costa Rica, February 13, 2014 (IICA). With a budget of 11.7 million Euros, implementation is under way of a project aimed at raising the productivity of the agricultural and fisheries industries of 15 countries that…

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