Dr. Gregory Robin is the new CARDI Country Representative in Jamaica. Prior to being transferred to Jamaica, Dr Robin, who has been with Institute for over 30 years has headed the CARDI offices in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
He holds a PhD in Molecular Pathology from the University of the West Indies, Cavehill and an M.Phil in Agronomy/Crop Production from UWI, St Augustine
Dr Robin has worked extensively in the development of the regional roots and tubers industry. He has led the development of a commercially sustainable/year round production system for taro in Dominica and the OECS; analysed the key factors causing yam anthracnose in Dominica and made recommendations for the control of the disease and conducted assessments of the impact of variety, time of planting and agro-ecological zones on sweet potato productivity in the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). He is the Caribbean representative on the board of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC).
He has written over 20 publications.
CARDI Jamaica is happy to welcome Dr Robin as the new Representative and looks forward to effectively working together with him to fulfill the Institute’s mandate.