FEED Programme Goes To Cabinet

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is to present a paper on its Food Enfranchisement and Empowerment Drive (FEED) programme to Cabinet tomorrow. Minister, Indar Weir, made the announcement today, following a tour of the hydroponics farm at Halton Plantation, Halton, St. Philip. The FEED programme is to be managed by the Barbados Agricultural and Development Marketing Corporation (BADMC), …

BADMC Leasing Former Farm Shops

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The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) is offering its former farm shops for lease. The farm shops, located at Fairy Valley, Christ Church, and Spring Hall, St Lucy, will be available for lease under the previous operating structure e.g. provision of irrigation supplies, drip lines, seedlings, herbicides, pesticides, etc. Persons interested in leasing the former farm shops may …

BADMC Statement On Restructuring Programme

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A number of inaccuracies appeared in the Daily Nation of November 1, 2018, pages 4 to 5, captioned CEO in the Dark. The Board of Directors of the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) feels compelled to respond to make the public aware of some of the facts leading to its restructuring/retrenchment programme. At a Board meeting on August …

New Board At BADMC

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation has a new Board, which is being chaired by Mr. Anthony Wood. The deputy chairperson is Wayne Lovell, and the other members are: Peter Chase, Berkeley Clarke, Edwin Oneale, Ronald Greenidge, Elaine Gooding, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security or his nominee, and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados …

Battling Sargassum Seaweed Through Innovation

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A new and innovative approach to harvesting sargassum seaweed is now under way at Consett Bay, St. John, and is expected to generate employment and economic benefits for the island. That approach would see sugar cane loaders and conveyor belts being used to harvest the seaweed from the beaches and sea. It will be taken to the Barbados Agricultural Development …

BADMC Support For Agri-Preneur Graduates

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) has allocated lands and will be providing some land preparation skills to graduates of the Youth in Agriculture Programme (YAIP) at no cost. Project Coordinator with the YAIP, Kareem Payne made this announcement recently while addressing the graduation and awards ceremony for the YAIP Programme at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. He …

New State-Of-The-Art Cassava Mill For BADMC

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The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation’s (BADMC), existing national cassava value chain programme is in for a big boost. That is because the BADMC, with assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization, will be establishing a state-of-the-art cassava mill and food processing facility at its headquarters in Christ Church. Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Dr. Lennox Chandler, made the announcement …

Technology Vital For Agriculture Growth

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Stakeholders in the agricultural industry need to embrace technology, as a means of unearthing its full economic potential and ensuring its sustainability. This view was expressed by Divisional Head of Agricultural Services at the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC), Paul Waithe, as he addressed a farmers’ forum, held recently by the Corporation, at its Fairy Valley Plantation headquarters. …

Interest Growing In Cassava Industry

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Barbados’ growing cassava industry has caught the attention of retailers in the United States and Israel. This was disclosed by the Divisional Head of Agricultural Services at the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC), Paul Waithe, during the launch of the Corporation’s Crop Value Chain Services on Wednesday. He said that there has been a good response to the …

New Initiatives To Transform Sector

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Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, is confident that the agriculture sector will be transformed, through initiatives under the Barbados Agricultural Development Marketing Corporation’s (BADMC) Crop Value Chain Services. The initiatives, launched at BADMC’s Fairy Valley Plantation, Christ Church headquarters, on Wednesday, were designed to improve the relationship between the farmers and other sectors, …