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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
Link out: Click here
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

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

Helping Dominica recover from hurricane Maria


Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Following the passage of Hurricane Maria, reports from on the ground indicated that agriculture was totally destroyed. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) led CARICOM’s response and reported severe damage to farm housing, irrigation, infrastructure, feeder roads, forest reserves, coastal fisheries and widespread loss of poultry. For Dominica, this was significant since at least 25% of the population directly depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.

 

CARDI has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MOAF) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to assist in rebuilding Dominica’s ravaged agriculture sector. Emphasis has been placed on providing short term relief to kick-start agricultural production. By restoring agricultural productivity on the island, livelihoods will be sustained and the dependency on food aid in the less affected communities will be reduced. view

Relief efforts target farmers in St Kitts and Nevis


Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The agriculture sector sustained significant damage from both hurricanes Maria and Irma. The Departments of Agriculture in St. Kitts and Nevis conducted rapid assessments of the damage and the information gleaned was used to focus relief efforts under the IICA/CARDI Technical Cooperation framework.

 

One of the areas of focus was the provision of seeds and seedlings to farmers. Over a three month period starting in December 2017 farmers received seedlings for a range of vegetables. This phased approach prevented over supply and resulting gluts on the market.

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Re-engineering a resilient agriculture sector in Antigua and Barbuda


Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda as a category 5 hurricane causing catastrophic damage across the small island. In its aftermath CARDI joined forces with the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs (MALFBA) and the IICA to conduct a preliminary assessment on the damage to the agriculture sector on 27 September 2017. Following this a short list was compiled prioritising the areas that needed to be immediately addressed for rehabilitating/rebuilding the sector. CARDI through the IICA/CARDI Technical Cooperation Agreement supported rehabilitative works and recovery efforts on the island. view

CARDI VACANCY: Food Scientist – CARDI Belize Unit


Friday, June 1st, 2018

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) invites applications for the position of Food Scientist at our CARDI Belize Unit.

Please see the Vacancy Notice and Position Description for additional details

The deadline date for receipt of applications is 15 June 2018.

CARDI STRATEGIC PLAN 2018 – 2022


Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

 

CARDI Strategic Plan 2018-2022: Building a productive and resilient regional agriculture sector

 

The Strategic Plan 2018-2022 is the Institute’s five-year road map for transforming regional agriculture into a modernised, competitive, innovative and resilient sector. In comparison to previous three-year plans, this five-year period provides the Institute with more flexibility to implement and achieve results for programmes and projects. This is deliberate, as the Strategic Plan emphasises results, impact and accountability.

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