Orchid Society Praised For 80 Year Milestone

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The Barbados Orchid Society (BOS) has been lauded by Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, for its contribution to floriculture in Barbados throughout its 80 years of existence. Addressing the BOS’ Gala and Presentation of Trophies to mark its 80th anniversary, held at Balls Plantation, Christ Church, last Friday evening, he noted that the organization had transformed from …

Weir: Consider Agro-Tourism Possibilities

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Barbados must capitalize on opportunities to strengthen the linkages between agriculture and tourism. This view was expressed by Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, as he addressed an Agro-Tourism Policy Setting Workshop at the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel, on Wednesday. Reiterating that innovation was key to economic growth and the island’s overall development, Minister Weir noted that agro-tourism …

Minister Weir: Explore Opportunities In Apiculture

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Young Barbadians must avail themselves of business opportunities within apiculture. This advice has come from Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir. He was addressing attendees of a beekeeping forum held at the Gall Hill Resource Centre, Gall Hill, St. John, last Saturday. It was the second in a series of forums organized by the ministry and the Barbados …

FEED Programme Goes To Cabinet

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is to present a paper on its Food Enfranchisement and Empowerment Drive (FEED) programme to Cabinet tomorrow. Minister, Indar Weir, made the announcement today, following a tour of the hydroponics farm at Halton Plantation, Halton, St. Philip. The FEED programme is to be managed by the Barbados Agricultural and Development Marketing Corporation (BADMC), …

Barbados’ Sugar Harvest Has Started

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The process for harvesting Barbados’ sugar crop got under way from today. Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, indicated that all plans were in place for this start, during a press briefing held in the Ministry’s conference room, at Graeme Hall, Christ Church, yesterday. General Manager of Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC), Leslie Parris; Chairman of BAMC, Winston …

Technology & Its Role In Local Agriculture

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Technology is the way forward for future sustainability and opportunities for growth in the agricultural sector. This is the view of Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir. He was speaking at a town hall meeting entitled Technology – Making Agriculture Work For Barbados, on Wednesday, hosted by the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers (BAPE) at the Combermere School, Waterford, …

Upgrading And Possible Expansion Of Markets

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Markets falling under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security should soon receive upgrades to their infrastructure and some improved security. Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, indicated this today, while on tour of the Six Roads and Eagle Hall Markets. He said: “We have a number of markets that fall under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food …

Poultry Industry Concerns Will Be Addressed

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will be moving with alacrity to address the concerns of the poultry industry in Barbados. Speaking to the media on a tour of the Chickmont Foods Ltd. processing facilities, on Monday, Minister Indar Weir stated: “The poultry industry is important to Barbados…. It is important to a number of businesses and vendors across …

European Fund To Finance Second Coconut Project

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The coconut industry in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean should soon be receiving a further boost. That is because the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) will be financing a second coconut project in the region. Word of this came from Programme Manager, Delegation of the European Union to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM, Katja …

CARDI Praised For Stellar Work & Commitment

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The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) was commended for its 44 years of stellar work and commitment to agriculture in Barbados and the Caribbean. During his remarks today to celebrate CARDI Day, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, praised the Institute for its continuous agricultural research work across the region.          Speaking to …