Agro-Tourism Workshop March 27 To 28

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The linkages between agriculture and tourism sectors will be discussed when the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security hosts a National Agro-Tourism Policy Setting workshop. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church. It will feature presentations on several topics, …

Technology & Its Role In Local Agriculture

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Technology is the way forward for future sustainability and opportunities for growth in the agricultural sector. This is the view of Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir. He was speaking at a town hall meeting entitled Technology – Making Agriculture Work For Barbados, on Wednesday, hosted by the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers (BAPE) at the Combermere School, Waterford, …

Agriculture Sector Critical

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Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn, has underscored the importance of the agricultural sector, saying it is necessary that Barbados achieves a greater level of food security. Mr. Straughn made the comments on Friday after touring Agrofest 2019 at Queen’s Park with a number of primary school children from Christ Church Girls’, Milton Lynch and St. Bartholomew. According …

Great Potential For Local Aeroponics Project

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Agriculture, as we know it, is about to change.  That is because the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is about to embark on an aeroponics project in the new year with local company Ino-Gro Inc. This partnership will see crops being grown in climate controlled environments, and once it takes off, it could result in 80 to 90 per …

Youth Key To Slashing Food Import Bill

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Pleased that efforts are continually being made to reinstate agriculture as a prominent economic and social activity in Barbados, Small Business Minister, Dwight Sutherland, wants to see more youth involved in this sector. The Minister, who is also responsible for Entrepreneurship and Commerce, stressed this today as he addressed the launch of the City of Bridgetown (COB) Credit Union’s Business …

Workshop On Climate Change & Agriculture

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will conduct a workshop entitled: Climate Change and Its Potential Impact on Agriculture, on Tuesday, November 27, in the conference room at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, at 9:30 a.m. According to Officer-in-Charge of Extensions, Barney Callender, the workshop will mainly focus on how farmers can seek to mitigate and adapt …

Agriculture Sector Critical To This Region

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has underscored the importance of the agriculture sector, describing it as “critical” to this region. Ms. Mottley made the comments today after visiting the headquarters of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) in Suriname. She had earlier toured the Central Market with Suriname’s President, Desiré Bouterse, as part of her three-day visit …

Minister Husbands Talks Agriculture With IICA

Shamkoe Pilé Top Stories

Barbados is looking at ways to capitalize on its agriculture niches and reduce this island’s food import bill. Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, alluded to these objectives during a recent courtesy call by Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, and Representative of the IICA Delegation in Barbados, Ena Harvey, at the Ministry’s headquarters …

Greater Cooperation Needed In Agriculture

Sheena Forde Top Stories

The way forward for agriculture in the region depends on greater cooperation among CARICOM Member States. This was the consensus among those gathered at The Alliance Meeting, held today, at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael. Speaking after a presentation on ‘Eliminating Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) to Intra-Regional Trade on Agricultural Products’, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar …

Argentina To Offer Assistance in Agriculture

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Barbados should soon be receiving technical assistance from Argentina in developing programmes to enhance the agriculture sector. This was disclosed recently, during a courtesy call between Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, and Ambassador of Argentina, Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. Minister Weir expressed appreciation for the continued assistance and exchange of …