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Intra-ACP Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) with Focus on the Caribbean and Pacific: Contracts Awarded in 2016 over Euro 15,000


Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme, is a broad technical cooperation framework funded under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), which focuses on the two regions, Caribbean and the Pacific. The programme  supports the reduction and eradication of poverty in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries through sustainable development and successful integration of  enterprises in these economies into national, regional and, where appropriate, global markets.

The Caribbean Action of the APP is being implemented by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in collaboration with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the CARICOM Secretariat (CCS). A summary of the contracts awarded in 2016 greater than €15,000 can be found here

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Dr. Gregory Robin is the new CARDI Country Representative in Jamaica


Monday, January 16th, 2017

Dr. Gregory Robin is the new CARDI Country Representative in Jamaica. Prior to being transferred to Jamaica, Dr Robin, who has been with Institute for over 30 years has headed the CARDI offices in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines. view

Scientific Research Council (SRC), Jamaica has received a major boost to its operations courtesy of CARDI.


Monday, January 16th, 2017

CARDI under Component 2 of the Agriculture Policy Programme presented the SRC with a new water filtration system which enhances their ability to produce more disease free tissue culture planting material for selected crops. Priority crops for production includes cassava, yams, sweet potato and dasheen.

See article: SRC to produce more disease-free planting material. Jamaica Observer, December 21, 2016

 

CARDI Day 2016


Monday, December 5th, 2016

Monday 5 December, 2016 has been dedicated, CARDI Day.

CARDI Day is an annual event on the Institute’s calendar dedicated to building awareness and promoting the work of the Institute. A major focus of the day’s activities will be the sharing of our research results, impacts and success stories with the general public, partners, collaborators, public sector and other stakeholders.

Press Release CARDI Day 2016

Intra-ACP Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) with Focus on the Caribbean and Pacific: Contracts Awarded in 2015 over Euro15,000


Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme, is a broad technical cooperation framework funded under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), which focuses on the two regions, Caribbean and the Pacific. The programme  supports the reduction and eradication of poverty in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries through sustainable development and successful integration of  enterprises in these economies into national, regional and, where appropriate, global markets. 

The Caribbean Action of the APP is being implemented by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in collaboration with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the CARICOM Secretariat (CCS). A summary of the contracts awarded in 2015 greater than €15,000 can be found here

For more information, email: (Enable Javascript to see the email address)

UTT Vacancy: Assistant Professor – Food Science and Technology


Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor – Food Science & Technology.

Please see Vacancy notice and visit UTT Job Vacancies webpage https://www.u.tt/jobs for further details.

Deadline for Applications: 28 December 2016

CARDI Ministers’ Brief: issue 06, November 2016


Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

CARDI Ministers’ Brief: issue 06, November 2016

Contents:
– Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016
– New Chairman CARDI Board of Governors appointed
– Agriculture component of regional climate change project launched
– Moving the regional coconut industry forward

CARDI VACANCY – Agricultural Economist


Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute invites applications for the position of Agricultural Economist located at our Headquarters in Trinidad.

Please see the Vacancy Notice and Position Description for additional details.

 The deadline date for receipt of applications is 2 December 2016

New CARDI Board of Governors, Chairman appointed


Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Honourable Claude E. S. Hogan, Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment, Montserrat has been appointed Chairman, CARDI Board of Governors, for the period October, 2016 to October, 2019. Minister Hogan’s appointment was made at the 31st Board of Governors Meeting held on 27th October, 2016 during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Cayman Islands.

Please click link to view the CARDI Press Release, 16 November 2016, New CARDI Board of Governors, Chairman appointed

PROGRESS, POSSIBILITY AND PROMISE: EMPLOYING GIFTs IN CARIBBEAN AGRICULTURE


Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Trinidad & Tobago, Port of Spain, November 15, 2016 – A quick glance at agricultural practices in developed countries around the world will tell a story; the practices, innovation and even the look of agriculture have definitely changed. The mid-western United States is no longer home to hundreds of small, family farms but rather host to mega-farms, boasting over 20,000 acres of cultivated land. The APP supported a group of 16 Caribbean stakeholders (CARDI technicians, farmers, extension officers, researchers) got to witness the advances in farming technologies first hand, through a training tour to several cities in the United States organised by the International Fertiliser Development Company (IFDC). New tools in use across the globe can provide the latest updates on water and fertilizer levels in a field and automatically turn on irrigation systems, and the latest and most efficient greenhouse structures can offer altered growing seasons for high demand fruits and vegetables. Technology is quickly becoming the farmers’ new best friend.

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