Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Agriculture

Agriculture

BAHAMAS – ACP Ministers to address critical development of fisheries sector

A major gathering of ministers and senior government officials from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands will take place in Nassau, the...

ST LUCIA – New agriculture minister appointed

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has named Herod Stanislas as the new Minister of Agriculture replacing Jimmy Henry who resigned abruptly last month citing “personal...

JAMAICA – Government to boost agriculture through correctional centres

The Jamaican government is finalising plans to expand the utilisation of land and other assets and resources within the correctional system to further boost...

ST KITTS – Federation seeks closer collaboration with Taiwan

Leading a small group of government officials to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Head of Delegation and Foreign Minister, Mark Brantley, along with Eugene Hamilton of the Federal Cabinet and Alexis Jeffers of the Nevis Island Administration, sought to expand the ties with Taiwan during meetings with high level government officials on a visit to that country.

JAMAICA – Agriculture minister says there is no sugar shortage

The Agriculture Ministry is refuting reports of a shortage of sugar. The Ministry says there is no shortage of sugar in the island neither has there been...

Increase expected in St Lucia’s banana production

CASTRIES, St Lucia Aug 21 2017 – St Lucia’s banana production may increase by a whopping 300 percent if current production trends continue for...

What Does “Climate-Smart Agriculture” Really Mean? New Tool Breaks It Down

By Desmond Brown PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 15 2017 (IPS) - A Trinidadian scientist has developed a mechanism for determining the degree of climate-smart...
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New Tool Separates Wheat from Chaff for Climate-Smart Ag Finance

By Desmond Brown PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad , Aug 14 2017 (IPS) - Climate-smart agriculture seeks to achieve food security and broader development goals under...

Golden opportunity for investment in the sweet potato value chain – A new Investment...

Compiled by Adelle Roopchand, CTA (ACP-EU) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 27 2017 – Agriculture is often perceived as a risky sector for investors and...

Farming Beyond Drought

By Desmond Brown BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 20 2017 (IPS) - The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world’s top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is...