Government Keen On Assisting Cooperatives

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The tour of the St. George Farmers’ Market Cooperative Society Limited and the Barbados Pig Farmers’ Marketing Cooperative Society were all aimed at determining how best Government could assist cooperatives across the island. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland said this recently when he met with representatives of these organisations. He pointed out that according to the …

New Date For Goat Production Training

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security’s training session for farmers on goat production will be held this Thursday, October 4, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The training session, which was postponed as a result of the inclement weather expected from the passage of Tropical Storm Kirk; will be conducted at the CARDI building, located at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme …

Motor Tractor Cultivation Scheme

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation’s (BADMC) is informing farmers that its motor tractor cultivation scheme services are available for a fee by request. The services include swiping, ploughing, harrowing, furrowing, rotation, cassava planting, cassava harvesting and land clearing. Persons interested in procuring any of these services may contact the BADMC’s Fairy Valley office at 535-6830. sheena.forde@barbados.gov.bb See also: …

Farmers Training Session Continues

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will continue its training sessions for farmers on Tuesday, July 31 with a course entitled: Basics of Record Keeping. The course will be held in the Conference Room at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Graeme Hall, Christ Church from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. According to Officer-in-Charge of Extensions, Barney Callender, …

Ministry To Host Field Day For Farmers

Nya Phillips Ministry News

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 …

Session For Christ Church Farmers

bgis Ministry News

The Extension Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management will conduct a knowledge exchange session for Christ Church farmers, on Tuesday, November 21. It will take place at the Parish Land Pavilion, Parish Land, Christ Church, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Farmers will get the opportunity to bring their plant samples to be evaluated during a plant …

Session For Christ Church Farmers

bgis Ministry News

The Extension Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management will conduct a knowledge exchange session for farmers from Christ Church on Tuesday, November 21. It will take place at the Ministry, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Farmers will have the opportunity to bring their plant samples to be evaluated during a plant clinic, …

New Pack House To Empower Farmers

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) will soon provide a boost to farmers seeking to locally market crop produce with the establishment of a new Pack House operation at its Fairy Valley Plantation, Christ Church headquarters from next month. Details of the new initiative were shared recently with stakeholders during an orientation meeting that included the Corporations’ CEO, …

Pig Farmers To Work In Canada

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

A selection of local workers with experience in pig farming and animal husbandry has satisfied the requirements to work on Cronin Farms in Ontario, Canada. The employment opportunity was highlighted recently, when Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo received farm owners, Mike and Amy Cronin, for a courtesy call at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex. During …

Ministry To Host Plant Clinic Next Week

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

In an effort to improve relations between farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry will host a plant clinic and knowledge exchange session on Wednesday, October 26, at Salters Tenantry Road, beginning at 9:15 a.m. According to Agricultural Officer, Barney Callender: “This session is part of the Ministry’s outreach programme where the Extension Unit is seeking to improve their relationship …