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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Climate Change Workshop 2011: ProgrammeBackground & Objectives

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Climate change is today widely recognized as one of mankind’s greatest challenges in the 21st century. If left unchecked, climate change can seriously harm economies, societies and eco-systems around the world, especially in developing countries. Climate change is not restricted to national boundaries and it therefore only makes sense to address the issue at the regional and international level. The projected impacts in most instances are negative and are unevenly distributed across developing regions.

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