TR4 disease in bananas was confirmed in Colombia in August 2018. Photo courtesy: Fusarium wilt disease caused by the soil borne fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense is considered…

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Ministers’ Brief Issue 09

The agriculture sector in Abaco and Grand Bahama was devastated by Hurricane Dorian in September, 2019Rebuilding Bahamas’ Agriculture SectorThe agriculture sector in Abaco and Grand Bahama was devastated by Hurricane…

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Building a climate resilient agriculture sector

Training young scientists in modelling and data management

The University of the West Indies Mona (Departments of Physics and Life Sciences) in collaboration with the Department of Life Sciences, UWI St. Augustine hosted a two-week crop modelling workshop, “Training Modules in Crop Simulation Modeling, Climate Change and Livestock Impact Assessment,” from July 16-27, 2018. The training was delivered by leading regional and international experts in the areas of agriculture, crop modelling, climate variability and climate change.


During week one, participants were introduced to climate and modelling basics in preparation for the advanced DSSAT module which was delivered in week 2. The training was intended to build the capacity of key public and private sector stakeholders within the agriculture sector, nationally and regionally, to conduct crop simulation modelling using the FAO AquaCrop Model and the DSSAT Model. In addition to being trained in the use of these models, the course sought to enhance understanding of climate change basics and how climate variability and change is impacting agriculture. It was intended to provide a basic introduction to crop modelling, and its application to Caribbean Crops.


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CARDI Ministers’ Brief June 2019

 CARDI Ministers’ Brief June 2019 Bolstering agriculture production through the use of ICTsCaribbean and Africa show off value chain alliancesCARDI participates in the Annual Meeting of the Coordinating Group of Pesticides…

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