Protected Agriculture (PA) is defined as “modification of the natural environment to achieve optimal growth” (Jansen and Malter 1995). It is being viewed by several countries within the Region as a viable technology to attain a level of self-sufficiency in vegetable production and as a potential adaptation option to address the vagaries of climate change on food supply.  Despite the demonstrated potential of protected agriculture, many growers have been unable to sustain and/or optimize crop yields. This is linked in part, to inappropriate designs of protected structures for the climatic conditions of the Region and production practices. see more (84KB, PDF)

CFC Protected Agriculture Project



Scientific Papers (Abstracts)

Protected agriculture and its potential role in achieving food and nutritional security in the Caribbean Region Janet L. Lawrence, Pathleen M Titus and Dionne O. Clarke Harris (56.6KB, PDF)

  • Relevant resource see more (3.93MB, PDF)

Protected Agriculture in the CARICOM Region: The Current and Future Role of CARDI Janet L. Lawrence, Dionne O. Clarke-Harris, Ronald Pilgrim (47.3KB, PDF)

  • Relevant resource see more (8.65MB, PDF)


On Wednesday 14th September, 2011, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) hosted a Protected Agriculture Lecture, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) at the Bureau of Standards, Macoya,
Trinidad and Tobago. view more (174KB, PDF)

Training Workshop in Protected Agriculture  – “Resolving Production and Marketing Issues in Protected Agriculture Systems inTrinidad and Tobago”

This workshop was held on the 16 & 17 December 2011 at NAMDEVCO’s Packing House, Piarco,

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  For more details on the content delivered at the workshop, see the following links: