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    An estimated 2.8 million people or nearly 40 percent of the population in the English-speaking Caribbean is food insecure, 1 million more than in April 2020, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Severe food insecurity continues to increase in […]

    May 4, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  2. “Praedial Larceny And Indisciplines” by Dr Victor Eastmond (Ret’d)

    It is obvious that times are becoming ‘harder‘ as some struggle to make ends meet by looking for ways to supplement their earning, but larceny of crops created by a person’s sweat and tears cannot be condoned. Such activity is generated by a demand for the stolen produce and such activity should incur punishment not […]

    April 14, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Export Barbados Assists Breadfruit Exporters

    Export Barbados (BIDC) has come to the assistance of breadfruit exporters Shawn Holder of Holder’s Food & Exports and Erasmus Alfred of E&C Marketing. The two men recently revealed in the media that they were losing thousands of dollars because all the regular avenues to export breadfruits to their most lucrative market, England, had stopped. […]

    January 16, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Grenada’s Agri-Food Sector to Expand with EU, CDB aid

    Grenada’s farmers can look forward to increasing their exports of fresh produce following the implementation of the Agri-Food Sector Development and Strengthening of the National Food Safety System project. Launched on September 29, 2021 and financed by the European Union’s EPA and CSME Standby Facility, the two-year EUR 236,070 project will help to strengthen the productive capacity […]

    October 6, 2021AgricultureNo comments

    “Many times large problems can be tackled with small and simple solutions“. This is the belief of Mr. Adrian Reid, co founder of Victory Gardens Caribbean, a faith based, urban farming and food security company that seeks to empower homes and communities with the skills, knowledge and products to become more food secure, economically sustainable […]

    July 29, 2020Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  6. A new investment guide for the Caribbean sweet potato sector

    The Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation are launching an investment guide for the sweet potato sector in the Caribbean. The guide highlights the investment potential in the CARIFORUM region’s growing agribusiness sector, with increasing global demand for tubers, added value of cultivating the crop, and the […]

    July 25, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  7. Agricultural Development in the Caribbean About to Advance

    Alquimi Renewables announced it successfully formalized an exclusive long term licensing agreement with engineering firm Megalo Solutions Inc., of Phoenix Arizona, to supply and construct off-grid hydroponic solar greenhouses throughout the Caribbean and Latin America trade regions. Alquimi has also secured project financing sources who have dedicated US$300m towards the establishment of sixteen planned operations […]

    November 14, 2016Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  8. “School feeding programmes could help fight NCDs in CARICOM” By – Kenton X. Chance

    A food and nutrition official has identified the school feeding programme as a means of combating unhealthy eating habits in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) “… we see the school feeding programme as an important mechanism for inculcating healthy eating habits because there is a serious problem of obesity that leads to problems of health, non-communicable […]

    October 26, 2016AgricultureNo comments
  9. Burgess charged with Theft of Cassava

    Police have arrested and charged Henderson Sylvester Burgess, 40 years of No Fixed Place of Abode with the offence of Theft with in relation to the theft of 15 lbs of cassava belonging to Carrington Estates Ltd. The Police were on duty along Halton Road, St Philip about 12:20 am on April 21, 2016 when […]

    April 24, 2016CrimeNo comments

    According to studies conducted by fisheries experts, there is scope to almost double fishing efforts and increase production from some shrimp and groundfish stocks in the Brazil-Guianas shelf in coming years. Shrimp and groundfish fisheries experts from the Brazil-Guianas Shelf sub-region, met in Barbados, 7-8 September, at a regional Workshop on Investing in Ecosystem-based Shrimp […]

    September 19, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  11. Barbadian Schoolchildren give Cassava buns a stamp of approval

    Fifty school children gave cassava buns a ‘thumbs up‘ during a tour of the facilities of the Barbados Agricultural Development Marketing Corporation (BADMC), which took place on Friday 22 May. After the tour, BADMC’s staff offered the children and their teachers cassava buns that were prepared by Purity Bakery for the event. The buns, which […]

    May 23, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments