ISTRC Training Workshop, Trinidad, April 2012

The International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC) Training Workshop at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad 23rd – 27th April 2012.

Caribbean Agricultural Research and  Development Institute (CARDI) and the National Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich in England are organizing a Regional Training Workshop in Trinidad and Tobago from the 23rd – 27th April 2012. The meeting targets young career scientists working primarily on root and tuber crops. (more…)

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10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture opens

Roseau, Dominica, 9 October 2011

The 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) opened in the Commonwealth of Dominica with a call for collaboration among governments and stakeholders to recommend policy measures to reduce poverty, increase food production, formulate fundamental objectives and strategies for adaptation and mitigation to the harmful effects of Climate Change including management practices for the Caribbean’s water supply.

CWA is being hosted from the 9-15 October, 2011 in Dominica under the theme “Caribbean Food and Nutrition Security in a Changing Climate – The Nature Island Experience”.


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Public Lecture

Dr S Ayyappan, Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will be giving a public lecture at the Festival Ballroom, Crowne Plaza, Trinidad on October 17, 2011, at 10:00 am.

His talk will focus on how agricultural research and development in India has helped to reduce hunger in that country; it will be interesting to see whether Trinidad and Tobago can adopt any lessons from the Indian experience and thus help to reduce our crippling food import bill. view (more…)

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