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Tag Archives: farming

  1. 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
  2. Optimists Plant Trees at Harrison’s Point Facility

    3rd December, 2021 Harrison’s Point, St. Lucy – The Optimist Clubs of Zone 10, Optimist International Caribbean District visited Harrison’s Point Isolation Centre, Barbados’ Main COVID Treatment Facility to plant trees donated by The National Botanical Garden and The Arts Sanctuary at Saint’s Tyre Shop. Dr. Corey Forde, National Director of Isolation Facilities, Dr. Rhea […]

    December 8, 2021AgricultureNo comments
  3. 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
  4. Secretary-General accredits Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday received Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM H.E. George Talbot, in a ceremony which also highlighted the country’s lead role in the Caribbean Community’s food production and food security. Guyana holds lead responsibility for Agriculture, Agricultural Diversification and Food Security in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet, and President Irfaan Ali earlier this […]

    April 27, 2021AgricultureNo comments
  5. PERCY VS GOLIATH: Christopher Walken, Monique Alvarez & Pathy Aiyar

    A Canadian farmer takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops.

    April 4, 2021Agriculture, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. CDB supports sweet potato value chain project

    Enhancing food security and agricultural productivity are at the root of a new project, which seeks to improve the production, processing and marketing of sweet potato in the Caribbean Region. A US$600,000-grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) will fund the research and capacity building initiative. […]

    April 2, 2021Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  7. THE DEVIL HAS A NAME (2020) Edward James Olmos, Kate Bosworth & Haley Joel Osment – Drama

    A psychotic oil matriarch leaves the whole industry exposed when she attempts to outfight a bullish farmer whose water has been poisoned.

    March 9, 2021Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. NEW TRAINING FOR DEAF FARMERS IS A BIG SUCCESS

    Members of the deaf community are now the newest recipients of certification in the Backyard Gardening Project. The 4-week initiative was a joint collaboration of The Deaf Heart Project, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), FarmFinder Global and the Ministry of Agriculture. Training sessions were held at the Irving Wilson School during the month […]

    November 27, 2020Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  9. REGISTER FOR THE 2020 GROW BARBADOS CHALLENGE!

    “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
  10. Aquaculture project approaches with boost from Maritime Affairs

    (THANKS TO DAILY NATION) A number of Barbadians stand to benefit from a major aquaculture programme facilitated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Adams Aquafarm and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. The project entails a five-day training exercise for 30 entrepreneurs interested in developing an aquaponics […]

    July 26, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  11. United Nations Development Programme partners with WiFetch to boost Caribbean’s e-commerce Sector and Economic Recovery amid Covid-19 pandemic

    One month after launching its contactless delivery service and online marketplace in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WiFetch has entered into a partnership with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote innovation, economic transformation and quick digital transitions in the midst of the COVID pandemic. The UNDP and WiFetch recently signed a memorandum of […]

    April 28, 2020Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  12. SCHOOLS’ AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME GROWS REGIONALLY

    Scores of students in St. Kitts & Nevis will soon be participating in the Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Programme (REAP), which is aimed at promoting a culture of agriculture and agri-business in the Caribbean. Ms. Sonia Mahon, a member of the Board of Trustees of Youth Equipped to Achieve (YEA), which is in the forefront […]

    November 7, 2019EducationNo comments
  13. ‘Dark Waters’ – Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins & Bill Pullman,

    Director: Todd Haynes Writers: Matthew Carnahan and Mario Correa Producers: Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Mark Ruffalo

    October 5, 2019Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  14. HALLS VILLAGE MAN HELD AND CHARGED FOR OVER 30 KILOS OF CANNABIS

    The Drug Squad arrested and formally charged 47 year old Jerry Nathaniel Haynes, from Halls Village # 1 St James for a number of drug related offences which occurred on Wednesday the 28th of August 2019. These charges related to Possession, Possession with intent to supply, Trafficking and the Cultivation of Cannabis. Circumstances Police executed […]

    September 6, 2019Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  15. ARGENTINA PLEDGES AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANCE TO BARBADOS

    Barbados should soon be receiving technical assistance from Argentina in developing programmes to enhance the agriculture sector. This was disclosed recently, during a courtesy call between Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, and Ambassador of Argentina, Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. Minister Weir expressed appreciation for the […]

    October 9, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  16. CARIBBEAN WEEK OF AGRICULTURE STARTS NEXT WEEK

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will host the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, from Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 12, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). During the week, there will be a number of activities, including a plenary session, workshops, seminars, presentations by FAO, CARDI and IICA, as well as the […]

    October 4, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  17. BARBADOS-NEW ZEALAND COOPERATION COMING ON AGRICULTURE

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has identified agriculture and health care as areas in which she would like Barbados to “do some serious work” with New Zealand. Prime Minister Mottley expressed this desire when High Commissioner of New Zealand, Jan Henderson, paid her a farewell visit, at Government Headquarters. The Prime Minister said New Zealand […]

    July 23, 2018Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  18. Barbadian volunteer honoured with prestigious Commonwealth Points of Light award by Her Majesty The Queen

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II just recognised Corey Lane, from Barbados, as the 57th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of his exceptional voluntary service helping young people to develop their leadership skills. Corey has created a fully working farm to provide young Barbadians at risk of falling into a life of crime with a […]

    July 16, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  19. Jamaican Banana/Plantain Farmers Achieve Global G.A.P. Certification

    Fifty-two Jamaican banana and plantain farmers have achieved Global G.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices) Certification, following a series of capacity building training along with local and international audits. Global G.A.P. is an international pre-farm gate standard certifying food safety, and quality covering the entire production cycle from planting until the produce leaves the farm. Making the […]

    January 8, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  20. 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
  21. OVER 1,000 CANNABIS PLANTS SEIZED AND 3 MEN ARRESTED

    On Friday the 23rd of June 2017, members of the Drug Squad, assisted by the Tactical Response Unit (TRU), and members of the Barbados Defense Force (BDF) conducted illegal drug eradication operations in several areas. A total of 1076 cannabis plants ranging from 5ft to 7ft height were seized. The areas were: Edgecliff, St. John […]

    June 26, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  22. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS VERDUN HOUSE

    Pork has given way to increased poultry production at the micro-business operation at Verdun House, St. John. The Pool, St. John male rehabilitation facility run by the Substance Abuse Foundation Inc. (SAF) provides treatment for persons addicted to illicit drugs and alcohol, recently phased out their flagging pig rearing business and have used the space […]

    February 12, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  23. CARIBBEAN ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES REGIONAL FARMING WEBSITE

    St. Lucian start-up “Tri Farm Company Ltd.” launched a new online platform. The new website, ‘trifarmltd.com‘ connects producers and buyers of agricultural products in a novel way. The online portal is built on a predictive model which allows farmers to input crop data, enabling buyers to forecast market conditions months in advance. He continued to […]

    February 1, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  24. “Yelluh Meat” is new subsidiary of Strong Foods, endorsed by BTPA’s CEO

    The Barbados Tourism Product Association has fully endorsed Strong Foods launch of their brand Yelluh Meat, CEO Dr Kerry Hall spoke with Bajan Reporter and says this is completely within the milieu of Cultural Immersion they wish to share with visitors, as this is a local eatery which embraces everything that is a part of […]

    January 23, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  25. “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