Focus On Climate Smart Agriculture

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From September 14 to 15, technocrats, policy makers and agricultural planners put their collective heads together to come up with suggestions as to how best to strengthen innovation agriculture systems to withstand the effects of natural or man-made disasters. The officials, drawn from countries across the region, participated in panel discussions and other interactive sessions while attending the 11th Meeting …

Proper Nutrition Linked To Agricultural Change

Julie Carrington Ministry News

A high-level Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official has expressed the view that a transformation of agricultural systems is needed to arrest the incidence of poor nutrition and chronic non-communicable diseases that occur on account of obesity while promoting good nutritional habits for a healthier region. The FAO’s Deputy Sub-regional Coordinator for the Caribbean, Dr. Lystra Fletcher Paul expressed this …

Agriculture & Fisheries Skills Assessment

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development has commenced a skills need assessment of the agriculture and fisheries sectors to identify the human resources and training needed to make them more modern and efficient. The assessment is being conducted by the Ministry of Labour’s Human Resource Development Programme Implementation Unit, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, …

Youth Showing Interest In Agriculture

Julie Carrington Ministry News

A government official is rejecting the view that there is little or no interest in the agriculture sector as a viable career option among local youth. Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Science Technology and Innovation, Henderson Wiltshire, stressed the importance of the sector to this country’s development while addressing the graduation ceremony of Inter-American Institute on Cooperation in …

Skilled Labour Needed For Agri-Sector

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The agricultural sector has been the bedrock of Barbados’ development for decades but a top vocational education official has hinted that its future survival is dependent on a workforce that is highly skilled. Executive Director of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, Henderson Eastmond, made this observation recently while addressing the Inter-American Institute on Agriculture’s (IICA) Youth …

Agricultural Sector Needs More Youth

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo has re-iterated the importance of youth involvement in the future viability of the local agriculture sector. She expressed this view recently while addressing the graduation ceremony of the Youth Farm 2016 held under the aegis of the Inter-American Institute on Cooperation in Agriculture, (IICA) in Building …

Barbadians Need To Look Within

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Andrew Gittens, is urging Barbadians to look inwardly to see how best they can deal with the country’s current economic climate. He made the plea this morning while delivering the feature address at the Ministry’s awards ceremony for its Grow Well! Eat Well! School Gardening and Recipe …

Horticulture Sector Has Great Potential

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has identified the growing horticulture sector as having the potential to earn foreign exchange for Barbados and diversify the agricultural industry at the same time. He made the comments last evening as he addressed the World Association of Floral Artists’ 12th World Flower Show, Flowers in Paradise, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Stuart said …

Call For Persons Working in Agriculture

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is seeking dialogue with persons working with youth in agriculture or agribusinesses. Persons or organisations involved in such programmes are therefore asked to contact the Ministry at 535-5142, or by email at agriplanning@gmail.com, by  Friday, March 31. This initiative forms part of the Ministry’s plans to meet and discuss ideas …

Call For Persons Working In Agriculture

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is seeking dialogue with persons working with youth in agriculture or agribusinesses. Persons or organisations involved in such programmes are therefore asked to contact the Ministry at 535-5142, or by email at agriplanning@gmail.com, by Friday, March 17. This initiative forms part of the Ministry’s plans to meet and discuss ideas …