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 …

Small Ruminant Management Workshop

Sheena Forde Ministry News

Modern Small Ruminant Management will be the focus of a workshop being hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization, in association with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. It will take place from Monday, September 24, to Wednesday, September 26. On Monday and Tuesday, the workshop will be held at Greenland, …

Barbados To Host Pesticide Control Meeting

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Delegates from over 10 Caribbean countries will gather at the Courtyard by Marriot, Hastings, Christ Church, from June 11-13, for the 22nd Meeting of the Coordinating Group of Pesticides Control Boards of the Caribbean. The meeting is being hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and facilitated by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the …

New State-Of-The-Art Cassava Mill For BADMC

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The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation’s (BADMC), existing national cassava value chain programme is in for a big boost. That is because the BADMC, with assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization, will be establishing a state-of-the-art cassava mill and food processing facility at its headquarters in Christ Church. Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Dr. Lennox Chandler, made the announcement …

Meeting On School Feeding Progammes

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Agricultural officials, as well as nutrition and education experts from Latin America and the Caribbean, are currently meeting in Brasilia, Brazil, to discuss a new vision for school feeding programmes for the Caribbean. This is with a view to highlighting the benefits of education as it relates to sustainability and the production of food for schools. The International Congress of …

Proper Nutrition Linked To Agricultural Change

Julie Carrington Ministry News

A high-level Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official has expressed the view that a transformation of agricultural systems is needed to arrest the incidence of poor nutrition and chronic non-communicable diseases that occur on account of obesity while promoting good nutritional habits for a healthier region. The FAO’s Deputy Sub-regional Coordinator for the Caribbean, Dr. Lystra Fletcher Paul expressed this …

Ministry To Launch Cassava Blended Bread

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

With more emphasis being placed on utilising local crops, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Fisheries and Water Resource management, as part of the National Cassava Value Chain Committee, will join forces with Purity Bakeries and other members of the Committee to officially launch two cassava blended bread commercial lines. According to National Coordinator for Cassava Development, Tony Rawlins, at a …

Call For More Local Food Products

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Outgoing Sub-regional Coordinator of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr. J. R. Deep Ford, is pleased with the work that his office has accomplished in Barbados and the region during his tenure. However, he would like to see more 100 per cent homegrown food products being made and sold. He made the comments recently during a farewell visit to Minister …

Cassava Processing Focus Of Workshop

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

(Stock Photo) In an effort to address the problem of small scale to medium scale processing and market development of cassava in selected Caribbean States, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is implementing the Technical Cooperation Project, entitled: Processing and Market Development for Cassava, in Barbados and other Caribbean countries. The project aims to enhance public and private collaboration in …