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

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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 …

Coconut Industry To Improve Hygiene Standards

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It will not be business as usual for the local $10 million coconut industry as efforts are underway to streamline the players and bring them in line with international best practices for hygiene. Topping the list of concerns for the Ministry of Health is the pile-up of coconut shells along the road way; inappropriate dress; inappropriate sanitisation of equipment and …

Training Workshop For Coconut Vendors

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Efforts are underway to develop the coconut industry in Barbados and to this end, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, will be hosting training sessions targeting coconut vendors. The sessions will be held on Wednesday, April 18, and Monday, April 23, …

Regional Standard For Coconut Water Production

Nya Phillips Ministry News

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 …

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 …

Call To Support Coconut Industry Plans

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, has expressed optimism about the development of the local coconut industry, and he would like to see Barbadians do the same. According to him, many are doubtful of the island’s ability to handle such an undertaking. “When we talk about the coconut industry, people are criticising it and saying ‘oh, you don’t have the wherewithal …

B’dos Moves Closer To Coconut Industry

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Barbados has taken an all-inclusive approach to developing its coconut industry. Growers, vendors, processors, and agricultural officials met at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church office, this morning, for the inaugural meeting of the Barbados National Stakeholders Platform (NSP) on coconuts. The discussion, which touched on several pertinent areas, was held by the Ministry, in collaboration with the …

Meeting For Coconut Planters Postponed

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Coconut planters are advised that the stakeholders meeting, scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, June 29, at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, has been postponed. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management regrets any inconvenience which may be caused. theresa.blackman@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Final Training Session For Coconut Vendo… anemptytextlline READ MORE Field Day For Small Farmers & …