Saturday, February 24, 2018

Agriculture

BARBADOS – FAO official issues food warning

Barbadians are literally eating themselves to death, warns a top official of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). In addition, sub-regional coordinator for the FAO...

OP-ED – In the race against hunger, we must reach the goal

By Julio Berdegué and Pablo Aguirre On September 15, we announced the “State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World” report, published in collaboration with five...

ST KITTS – Campaign launched to educate public on conservation and proper use of...

The St Kitts and Nevis Conserving Biodiversity Project of the Department of the Environment launched its communication campaign, under the theme “It’s All about...

CHILE – Eradicating hunger in the Caribbean and Latin America by 2030

The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress. Meanwhile, overweight affects all...

BARBADOS – Ban on sea eggs harvesting extended

A ban on sea eggs harvesting will remain in force, and there will be no sea egg fishing season this year, Chief Fisheries Officer...

GUYANA – Agriculture in focus at COTED meeting following unprecedented hurricanes

With the recent widespread damage, and destruction of the agriculture sector in several Caribbean territories at the forefront of their minds, regional agriculture officials...

JAMAICA – Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network hosts coral reef training workshop

The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)-Caribbean is organizing a regional training workshop entitled “GCRMN-Caribbean Capacity Building for Coral Reef and Human Dimensions Monitoring...

BARBADOS – Ban lifted on UK poultry and poultry products

The ban on poultry and poultry products coming from the United Kingdom (UK) has been lifted. According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture,...

JAMAICA – Farmers urged to embrace climate smart technology

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, is urging local farmers to be more open to using...

JAMAICA – Banana and plantain farmers achieve GlobalG.A.P. Certification

Fifty-two Jamaican banana and plantain farmers have achieved GlobalG.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices) Certification, following a series of capacity building training along with local and...