CARDI’s achievements 2007 to 2011. CARDI. 2013. rev edn. St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. Revised September 2013. First published July 2012.

Our achievements to date include:

  • Seed production & technology to increase food production
  • Elimination of fruit fly to accelerate commercialisation of fruit crops
  • Development of the West Indies Red & CARDI Green hot pepper varieties
  • Establishment of offshore seed production capacity & supply of “Scotch Bonnet” hot pepper seeds to Jamaica after devastation of local supply by hurricane
  • Establishment of Integrated Pest Management technologies for diseases & pests affecting sugar, nutmeg, coffee and food crops
  • Improvement of rice cultivar “CARDI 70” in Belize
  • Development of Post-harvest technologies for root crops, fruits, and vegetables
  • Development of animal feeding systems based on forages and indigenous crops by-products including: bagasse, cassava, rice straw, citrus pulp and molasses
  • Development of improved technologies for regional non-traditional commodities including: hot pepper, sweet potato and small ruminants
  • Crop protection – Management of Citrus Tristeza Virus, Moko disease prevention
  • Training in pathological and entomological techniques
  • Training over 5,000 scientists, technicians and farmers in the areas of our focus


Institutional Capacity and Services

The strength of the Institute resides in its core experts who possess a wealth of scientific skills and experience in the fields of:

  • Agronomy
  • Genetics
  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Breeder
  • Seed Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Post Harvest Technology
  • Soil Management
  • Livestock Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Biometrics
  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Information