plant health

  • 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 Ministry of Agriculture to Set Up Plant Health Clinics

    Ministry of Agriculture to Set Up Plant Health Clinics

    KINGSTON, March 26, 2015 – The Ministry of Agriculture is to establish several plant health clinics islandwide as the Government ramps up efforts to address the issue of pests and diseases affecting crops. The initiative comes under the newly launched “Plantwise” programme, which is being co-ordinated by the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux International (CABI). Twenty plant doctors are to be trained…

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  • Caribbean Plant Health Officials Meet to Discuss Strategies to Improve Food Security, Expand Agricultural Trade, and Protect Plant Resources in the Region

    Grand Cayman Island, – 1st August,2014 – During the period July 29 to August 1, 2014, representatives from more than 20 Caribbean countries and territories and several partner organizations, including the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United States Department of…

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  • Caribbean specialists call for more collaboration in plant health

    he Caribbean Plant Health Directors’ Forum emerged out of the need for a regional mechanism for sharing of information, collaborating, guiding policies, and addressing relevant plant health issues of importance to the Region. The meetings are planned and convened by several agencies and organizations including the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA-APHIS), the…

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