INDIAN ENTOMOLOGIST IN TRINIDAD

Dr Avvaru Sujatha, an Indian Entomologist specializing in the control of insect pests on coconut and mango arrived in Trinidad on February 19, 2012. Her arrival is the result of protracted discussions involving the Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs and the Indian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. (more…)

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Vacancy: Accountant

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  Accountant at its Headquarters…

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Diversification of the Caribbean Livestock Sector through the Production of Small Ruminants

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), the Government of Jamaica, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) are joint funding sources for the four-year  project, Diversification of the Caribbean Livestock Sector through the Production of Small Ruminants which was launched in Kingston, Jamaica on the 7-9 December 2011.

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CARDI Trinidad and Tobago Open Day 2011

Photo: Tour of a Protected Agriculture Operation

The Trinidad and Tobago Unit of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) hosted the 3rd Annual Open Day “Improving lives through agricultural research” on December 02nd, 2011.

The day’s activities included an opening ceremony, exhibition and a mini-tour which showcased the work being conducted by CARDI at a Protected Agriculture Operation and Sweet Potato Demonstration Plot.

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Vacancy: Scientist I

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  Scientist I  at its…

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PROTECTED AGRICULTURE LECTURE

Protected Agriculture Lecture

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) hosted a seminar on protected agriculture on 14th September 2011 in Trinidad and Tobago. Presentations were made by scientists from the CAAS on the development of protected horticulture in China as well as greenhouse design.  For copies of the presentations

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CARDI Public Lecture by Dr S. Ayyappan, Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Top Indian Scientist gives talk on self sufficiency in food production

Dr S. Ayyappan, Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) gave a public lecture on how agricultural research and development in India has helped to reduce hunger in that country.  The public lecture was held at the Festival Ballroom, Crowne Plaza, Trinidad on October 17, 2011.

A copy of the presentation AR4D & Food Security (File size 26MB) is available at:

http://www.cardi.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/AR4D-Food-Security.pdf

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CTA Excellence in Communicating in Agriculture Awards 2011

Roseau, Dominica….The Excellence in Communicating in Agriculture Awards 2011 was presented to the winners of the first edition of the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Co-operation (CTA) Caribbean Awards in Dominica, at the Official Opening of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture and Trade Expo at the National Stadium.

The winners are:

  • The Best News Story (Print) goes to Gaulbert Sutherland of the Stabroek News newspaper of Guyana.
  • The Best Business Feature (Print) was submitted by Shaliza Hassanali of the Trinidad Guardian.
  • The Best Television News story is Carry Bishop of the Jamaica Information Service.
  • The Best News Story (Radio) was won by Antoinette Frederick of WINN FM, St Kitts and Nevis.

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