Protected Agriculture System: Evaluation of soil substitutes and protected structure covering material on the performance of tomatoes

The paper, Evaluation of soil substitutes and protected structure covering material on the performance of tomatoes under a Protected Agriculture System (PAS) by Dorian Etienne, Sharon Jones and Trevonne Douglas is available in the CARDI Review issue 13, April 2013.

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Israel and Brazil reps pay courtesy calls on CARDI

His Excellency Amiram Magid, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, who is based in New York, visited CARDI’s Headquarters on April 24th, 2013.  CARDI and Israel have had a number of successful collaborations in the past, particularly in the dry Leeward Islands, where Israeli knowledge of coping with semi-arid conditions has been beneficial.

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CARDI to serve as one of the Implementing Partners for multi-million dollar Regional project

March 19, 2013:- On Friday 15th March, 2013, the Region witnessed the signing of a Euro 8.6 million European Union/Intra-ACP Project, titled ‘Intra ACP Agriculture Policy Programme’.  The Signing Ceremony was held at the office of the EU Commission, Georgetown, Guyana.

CARDI is one of three Implementing Partners.  The other two are the CARICOM Secretariat and IICA with the latter doubling up as the Project Executing Agency.  CARDI has direct responsibility for Component Two, “Improving the transfer and adoption of applied agricultural production and processing research results and technologies, and where appropriate, generate new technologies for target commodities”.  (more…)

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