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CARDI joins international community in commemorating World Food Day 2018


Thursday, October 18th, 2018

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) joins the international community in commemorating World Food Day, 2018. This year’s theme “Our actions are our future. A #ZeroHunger world by 2030 is possible.” puts into focus the need for us to step up our collective efforts in addressing the issues of hunger, malnutrition, undernutrition and obesity which are on the rise. According, to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) the world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet one person in nine suffers from chronic hunger.

 

The agriculture sector, holds the key to improving the health and nutrition of the peoples across the Region. As a key stakeholder, CARDI stands ready and willing to partner with all entities towards taking bold action for developing a productive and resilient agriculture sector. We have begun working to strengthen agricultural value chains for traditional commodities such as coconuts, sweet potatoes and cassava. Climate resilience, one of the pillars of CARDI’s research and development agenda is focused on developing drought resistant varieties and climate smart systems.

Press Release: CARDI joins international community in commemorating World Food Day 2018

Working together to boost the regional coconut industry


Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

 

Working together to boost the regional coconut industry by CARDI in the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018 Digital Magazine, pp. 26

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CARDI at the CWA Marketplace, 11-12 October 2018, Barbados


Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Visit the CARDI Booth at the CWA Marketplace, 11-12 October 2018 for information on Coconuts: production, investment profiles, coconut oil, coconut water.

CARDI Booth W15 – W16

CWA Marketplace, October 11 and 12, 10:00am – 10:00pm daily, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre

 

 

Coconut Symposium, 8-9 October 2018 at Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018, Barbados


Friday, October 5th, 2018

The Coconut Symposium is organized under the ITC/CARDI Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean project.

 

Sessions:

  • Market Systems for the Development of Coconut Sector in the Caribbean
  • Coconut/Small Ruminant Mixed Farming Systems
  • Trade and Investment
  • Climate Change, Risk and Disaster Mitigation and Management
  • Environment and Waste Management
  • Value Chain Development
  • ICT applications within the Coconut Industry
  • Strategies for Coconut Industry

 

The Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean Project is jointly implemented by CARDI and International Trade Center and funded by the European Union and the ACP Secretariat.

CARDI VACANCY: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Local Recruitment – Belize)


Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) an autonomous Institute funded by Member Countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) invites applications for the position of Administrative Assistant located at our CARDI Belize Unit.

 

Please see the Vacancy Notice and Position Description for additional details

 

The deadline date for receipt of applications is Friday 28 September, 2018.

Caribbean Week of Agriculture, Barbados, 8-12 October 2018


Friday, August 17th, 2018

Title: Caribbean Week of Agriculture, Barbados, 8-12 October 2018
Location: Barbados
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Description: The region’s premier agricultural event, the Caribbean Week of Agriculture will be held from 8-12 October 2018, in Barbados under the theme “Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region”. As a member of the Alliance, CARDI will be partnering with key national, regional and international agencies to host a series of events geared towards improving the productivity and sustainability of the region’s agriculture sector. During the week technical sessions will be focused on commodities such as coconuts and small ruminants and the thematic area of climate change.
Start Date: 2018-10-08
End Date: 2018-10-12

Coconut Consumer Questionnaire – We want to hear from you!


Monday, August 13th, 2018

We want to hear from you!

 

Over the last 4 years, CARDI and the International Trade Centre (ITC) with financial support from European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Secretariat have been implementing the Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean Project.

 

We would like to determine the impact of the technical interventions undertaken on the project thus far, but to effectively do this we need your help.

 

Please take 5 minutes, click on the link to complete the questionnaire (English/Espanol), https://ee.kobotoolbox.org/single/::09IGpVf1

 

Thank you in advance for your time, cooperation and feedback. Please note that all information provided will be solely used for the evaluation of the project

Entomological Risk Mitigation Workshop for Small Coconut Producers, 20 August 2018, Trinidad


Friday, August 10th, 2018

Title: Entomological Risk Mitigation Workshop for Small Coconut Producers
Location: Point-a- Pierre, Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Link out: Click here
Description: Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean. Entomological Risk Mitigation Workshop for Small Coconut Producers Cara Suites and Conference Centre, Point-a- Pierre, Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Date: 20 August 2018. Time: 8am to 4 pm.  Attendance: FREE. Attendance by registration only. See Flyer for further details http://www.cardi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Entomological-Risk-Mitigation-Wrkshop-Coconut-Aug2018.jpg
Date: 2018-08-20

Press Release

CARDI Ministers’ Brief, April 2018: Rebuilding a stronger more resilient regional agriculture sector


Thursday, June 28th, 2018

CARDI Ministers’ Brief, April 2018: Special Issue – Rebuilding a stronger more resilient regional agriculture sector

Contents:

– Rebuilding a stronger more resilient regional agriculture sector

-Helping Dominica recover from hurricane Maria

-Relief efforts target farmers in St Kitts and Nevis

-Re-engineering a resilient agriculture sector in Antigua and Barbuda

Rebuilding a stronger more resilient regional agriculture sector


Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The 2017, Atlantic hurricane season was extremely active producing 17 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes with 6 of them categorised as major. Two of these, hurricanes Irma and Maria left a path of unimaginable destruction across the Caribbean. Thousands of residents were displaced, homes and buildings destroyed, lives and livelihoods lost and communications infrastructure obliterated. view

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