Proper Food Hygiene Practices Crucial

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Coconut vendors in Barbados have been urged to ensure they practise proper food hygiene, especially if they want to compete within the global multi-billion dollar coconut value chain industry. This advice came from Senior Environmental Health Officer, Richard Bourne, as he delivered remarks at the opening of the second training workshop for the vendors. It was held at the Ministry …

Upcoming Workshops For Coconut Vendors

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Training for coconut vendors will continue over the next few weeks, as part of efforts to improve their operations and build a robust coconut industry. Workshops are scheduled for May 14, 16, and 22 and June 14, 16, and 22. All sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. until noon, in the conference room at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries …

Guidelines To Improve Coconut Vending In Barbados

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Coconut vendors in Barbados have been encouraged to adhere to a set of guidelines designed to improve their operations, as Barbados joins 10 of its Caribbean neighbours in developing the coconut industry at the local and regional levels. The measures have been based on the local health services regulations, as well as recommendations coming out of regional stakeholder meetings. They …

Ministry To Host Field Day For Farmers

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management will hold a Field Day targeting farmers on Tuesday April 10, at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), located on its compound at Graeme Hall, Christ Church. The event, scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m., will focus on the cultivation of Romaine lettuce. Attendees will have the opportunity …

Regional Standard For Coconut Water Production

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Vendors and other stakeholders in the coconut industry in Barbados and the wider Caribbean will soon have to adhere to an improved set of guidelines, under the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality’s (CROSQ) Coconut Water Standard. This outlines, among other things, the procedures for the growing, harvesting, and packaging of the valuable commodity. The decision to revise the …

Fresh Call To Return To Backyard Gardening

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If householders grow more of what they eat, over time they could not only help in the revitalisation of the agricultural sector, but also gradually reduce the need to import certain vegetables, herbs and fruits. Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer (CAO) with responsibility for crop production, Leslie Brereton, expressed this view at the opening of a four-part workshop series on plant …

Agriculture Ministry Extends Field Day Activities

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The public will have yet another opportunity to learn about 10 local medicinal plants as the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management has extended its Field Day activities to tomorrow, Thursday, February 1. It will take place at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute’s (CARDI) Facility, Central Agronomic Research Station, located on the compound of the …

Learn More About Local Medicinal Plants

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Barbadians will have the opportunity to learn about 10 local medicinal plants when the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management hosts its Field Day, next Wednesday, January 31. It will take place at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute’s (CARDI) Facility, Central Agronomic Research Station, located on the compound of the Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church …

Coconut Boost For Barbados & Region

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Barbados and the region can have a bustling coconut industry, despite being smaller than major growers such as Indonesia and The Philippines. This assertion was made by Maurice Wilson, who is the Regional Coconut Industry Coordinator at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). He was speaking with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) following the inaugural meeting of …

CARDI To Host Open Day

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Farmers and agriculturalists at heart will have the opportunity to observe various cultivation practices when the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) hosts its Open Day on Tuesday, December 5. It will be held at CARDI’s Demonstration and Training Centre, located on the compound of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. …