European Fund To Finance Second Coconut Project

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The coconut industry in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean should soon be receiving a further boost. That is because the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) will be financing a second coconut project in the region. Word of this came from Programme Manager, Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Katja …

CARDI Praised For Stellar Work & Commitment

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The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) was commended for its 44 years of stellar work and commitment to agriculture in Barbados and the Caribbean. During his remarks today to celebrate CARDI Day, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, praised the Institute for its continuous agricultural research work across the region.          Speaking to …

CARDI Day 2018 – December 5

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute’s (CARDI) Country Office in Barbados will be celebrating CARDI Day under the theme Celebrating the potential of the region’s coconut industry. On Wednesday, December 5, there will be an opening ceremony followed by a field tour at 9:30 a.m. at CARDI’s Demonstration and Training Centre, located at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food …

Coconut Vendors Meeting Nov. 22

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The National Coconut Stakeholders Platform, in association with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, is inviting all coconut vendors to a meeting on Thursday, November 22, at The St. Michael School, Martindales Road, St. Michael, at 6.30 p.m. The objective of the meeting is to discuss initiatives for the management of coconut waste across Barbados. sheena.forde@barbados.gov.bb …

Coconuts Industry Has Great Business Potential

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Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, sees the coconut industry as providing substantial benefits to the economy, by generating revenue and creating employment. He made these comments while addressing participants at the Coconut Plenary Session at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, which started today at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). However, he noted that there are not …

Launch Of Caribbean Week Of Agriculture

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will launch the Caribbean Week of Agriculture on Monday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m., at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. The week, which takes place from Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 12, will have in attendance delegates from several international organisations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Caribbean Agricultural …

Final Training Session For Coconut Vendors

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Coconut vendors will have one more opportunity to learn about the importance of sanitation and other best practices when the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security hosts the final workshop, in its recent training series, next week. The half-day sessions will be held on June 18, 20 and 25, at the Vector Control Unit, located in the British American Building, …

Proper Food Hygiene Practices Crucial

Nya Phillips Ministry News

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

Nya Phillips Ministry News

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 …