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High-level Conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November


Friday, November 3rd, 2017

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on  21 November at UN Headquarters in New York to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

CARICOM Press Release, 28 October 2017

About the Conference

Rebuilding Dominica’s agriculture sector after Hurricane Maria.


Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Press Release, October 2017

 

On 18 September, 2017 Dominica took a direct hit from category 5 Hurricane Maria. Its devastating winds, heavy rains and storm surges caused widespread damage across the island with total destruction reported in some communities. Homes, commercial buildings, roads, communications infrastructure and agriculture were all severely damaged and in many cases, completely obliterated.

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CARDI taking action to help rebuild agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica


Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

CARDI taking action to help rebuild agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica. CARICOM Today, October 16, 2017

 

CARDI Executive Director, Mr. Barton Clarke speaks about reviving agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica. CARICOM, October 16, 2017. [Video]. On 5 October, 2017, the eve of the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, CARDI Executive Director, Mr. Barton Clarke speaks about reviving agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica

 

CARDI Ministers’ Brief, September 2017


Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

CARDI Ministers’ Brief: issue 09, September 2017

Contents:
-CARDI participates at Denbigh 2017
-Coconut industry stakeholders receive training in coconut planting material and nursery management
-Weather outlook for the regional agricultural communities
-Squash seeds now available at CARDI Antigua

Squash seeds now available at CARDI Antigua


Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Extracted Table Squash seeds will be supplied to farmers as planting material in Antigua and Barbuda

 

The use of quality seeds in agricultural production systems that represent trueness of the variety, gives a high germination percentage, are free of seed borne pests and diseases and debris will almost certainly guarantee good yields. The production of Table Squash seeds continue to be a major focus of the Antigua and Barbuda Unit’s annual work programme. view

Weather outlook for the regional agricultural communities


Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Reliable, user friendly weather information is critical to informing and planning on-farm activities

 

CARDI has teamed up with the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) to produce the Agro Climatic bulletin. view

Coconut industry stakeholders receive training in coconut planting material and nursery management


Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

CARDI Agronomist, George Emmanuel presenting on the establishment and management of coconut nurseries

 

Farmers, investors and technicians working in Barbados’ coconut industry benefitted from a training seminar on the selection of quality planting material and nursery management on 10 August 2017 at the CARDI office, Graeme Hall. view

CARDI participates at Denbigh 2017


Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

CARDI staff with the winning animals in the sheep and goat competition

 

CARDI Jamaica joined other stakeholders from the public and private sectors to participate in  Jamaica’s premiere agriculture event the Denbigh Agricultural Food and Industrial Show. view

COCONUT OIL: STAKEHOLDER SENSITIZATION ON COCONUT STANDARD WORKSHOPS, Belize, September / October 2017


Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Belize Bureau of Standards in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute invites you to the Stakeholder Sensitization on Coconut Standard: Specification for Coconut Oil Workshops on 26th September 2017, 28th September 2017 and 11th October 2017.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 25TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Please see invitation for further details on workshop

PRE-PACKAGED COCONUT WATER: STAKEHOLDER SENSITIZATION ON COCONUT STANDARDS WORKSHOPS, Belize, September / October 2017


Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Belize Bureau of Standards in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute invites you to the Stakeholder Sensitization on Coconut Standards: Specification and Code of Hygienic Practice for Pre-Packaged Coconut Water Workshops on 26th September 2017, 28th September 2017 and 11th October 2017.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 25TH SEPTEMBER 2017

Please see invitation for further details on workshop.

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