Agricultural Sector Exploring Drone Use

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

As Government looks to strengthen legislation to combat praedial larceny, the possibility of drone technology to police farms is also under consideration. Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, farmers and other stakeholders met at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church location recently to hear exactly how drones could help deter thieves from stealing their …

Chief Agricultural Officer Dispels Myths

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Chief Agricultural Officer (CAO), Lennox Chandler, is dispelling some of the myths that have led to what he has described as “a circus of tomfoolery and absurdity” as it relates to agriculture in Barbados. While delivering the opening remarks this morning at a training workshop on Tomato Product Development hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource …

Return To Core Says Agricultural Chief

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

The Ministry of Agriculture needs to return to its core responsibility of research development, and the publication of research findings. This is the view of Chief Agricultural Officer (CAO), Lennox Chandler, who believes that the Ministry has “fallen short” in these areas for various reasons, and has vowed to reverse this trend. His comments came this morning at the opening …

Public’s Assistance For Germplasm Collection

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is looking to establish a germplasm collection of local crop landraces/varieties, and is inviting persons to assist. Varieties such as six-week okras, local cucumbers, local corn, guinea corn, hot peppers and local cherry tomatoes are required. Additionally, the Ministry is also seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining local medicinal plant …