New efforts to protect Caribbean bananas under disease threat

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency project to curb major plant losses threatened by a fungal disease as...

Extensive tax evasion sinking struggling sugar industry

A study commissioned by Caribbean sugar producers has recommended a region-wide approach to producing white sugar and urged the enforcement of a tax on...

More Megacities, More Pressure on Forests

By Desmond Brown ANKARA, Jun 21 2019 (IPS) - With two-thirds of the world’s population projected to be living in cities by 2050, increasing pressure continues...

Guyana imports over 1,000 ducklings for breeding stock

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) imported on Wednesday imported 1,400 white Muscovy ducklings from the United States  to augment their current production levels. Chief Executive...

Trinidad bans importation of all poultry meat from Guyana

The Trinidad and Tobago government has imposed a ban on all poultry products from Guyana “until further notice.” A two paragraph statement from the Ministry...

IICA will implement a differentiated strategy for the Caribbean region to generate substantial agricultural...

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) will implement a special strategy for the benefit of the agriculture sector in Caribbean countries. Its...

Renewable energy is making its way into Guyana’s agriculture sector

A pilot project by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the state-owned company, Guyana Power...

Grenadian cocoa and chocolate producers increase knowledge about sanitary standards for export

Through a series of workshops offered by IICA, the Grenada Chocolate Company, a small cooperative of cocoa farmers and chocolate producers in this Caribbean...

Partnership to develop climate-resilient fisheries in Caribbean

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and CCRIF SPC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop climate-resilient fisheries and aquaculture industries in the...

Suriname is now more equipped to tackle drought and diversify production

Women producer associations, rural youth and technical staff from the public sector were the main beneficiaries of actions by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation...