Training & Research Critical To Beekeeping Success

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Barbados Apiculture Association (BAA) is working with the Technical Educational and Vocational Training (TVET) Council to develop a set of standards for beekeeping. BAA President, Damian Hinds, made the announcement in light of plans by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to transform beekeeping into a lucrative and sustainable component of the agricultural sector.  He was speaking at …

Beekeeping Industry In Barbados Abuzz

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Efforts are under way to develop a local apiculture (beekeeping) industry as part of plans to reposition the agricultural sector to the forefront of social and economic development in Barbados. Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, made the announcement on Wednesday, as he addressed the Barbados Apiculture Association’s beekeeping forum, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir. …

Beekeeping Forum On February 13

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in association with the Barbados Apiculture Association, will host a beekeeping forum on Wednesday, February 13, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. It will take place at the CARDI Training and Demonstration Centre, located at the Ministry, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. According to Senior Agricultural Assistant, Colin Maynard, presentations at the forum will include important …

Guidelines For Importing Cats & Dogs

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Persons wishing to import a cat or dog into Barbados are asked to note the conditions for receiving a permit. Veterinary Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Vicki Aimey, explained that persons must acquire both an import permit and an export health certificate, in order to bring a cat or dog into Barbados. The import permit must …

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 …

Great Potential For Local Aeroponics Project

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Agriculture, as we know it, is about to change.  That is because the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is about to embark on an aeroponics project in the new year with local company Ino-Gro Inc. This partnership will see crops being grown in climate controlled environments, and once it takes off, it could result in 80 to 90 per …

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 …

CARDI Day 2018 – December 5

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute’s (CARDI) Country Office in Barbados will be celebrating CARDI Day under the theme Celebrating the potential of the region’s coconut industry. On Wednesday, December 5, there will be an opening ceremony followed by a field tour at 9:30 a.m. at CARDI’s Demonstration and Training Centre, located at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food …

Workshop On Climate Change & Agriculture

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will conduct a workshop entitled: Climate Change and Its Potential Impact on Agriculture, on Tuesday, November 27, in the conference room at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, at 9:30 a.m. According to Officer-in-Charge of Extensions, Barney Callender, the workshop will mainly focus on how farmers can seek to mitigate and adapt …

Coconut Vendors Meeting Nov. 22

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The National Coconut Stakeholders Platform, in association with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, is inviting all coconut vendors to a meeting on Thursday, November 22, at The St. Michael School, Martindales Road, St. Michael, at 6.30 p.m. The objective of the meeting is to discuss initiatives for the management of coconut waste across Barbados. sheena.forde@barbados.gov.bb …