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

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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 Coconut Boost For Barbados & Region anemptytextlline READ MORE Call To Support Coconut Industry Plans …

Coconut Stakeholders Forum May 17

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, the Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Barbados Society of Technologists in Agriculture will hold a Coconut Stakeholders Forum next Wednesday, May 17, at the Savannah Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church, from 9:15 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The objective of the forum is to bring the various stakeholders, including …

Ministry To Develop Coconut Industry

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is currently pursuing the development of the coconut industry in Barbados. To this end, it is asking all persons who plant coconuts, or are looking to invest in planting or processing coconuts, or creating products from the fruit, to contact Fay Fanus at the Ministry’s Coconut Desk at 535-5238, between …