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, …

New Board At BADMC

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation has a new Board, which is being chaired by Mr. Anthony Wood. The deputy chairperson is Wayne Lovell, and the other members are: Peter Chase, Berkeley Clarke, Edwin Oneale, Ronald Greenidge, Elaine Gooding, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security or his nominee, and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados …

Change in Governmental Divisions

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The public is asked to note that the Division of Fisheries now falls under the purview of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy, while the Division of Markets remains under the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. Persons may contact the Division of Fisheries at 426-3745 or 426-5973. The Division of Markets’ Senior Superintendent may be reached at …

Urgent Appeal For Info On Pesticides

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security’s Pesticides Control Unit is urgently seeking the public’s assistance in collecting unused and expired pesticides, as well as empty pesticide containers and equipment used in the treatment of weeds, insects and rodents, among other things. This information will aid the Ministry’s efforts towards ensuring the safe and proper disposal of such materials. Persons …

Move To Improve Fisheries Market

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Government will do everything in its power to bring the Bridgetown Fisheries Market up to standard. Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, made this pledge after touring the Complex on Wednesday. Mr. Weir, accompanied by Minister of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey and officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, toured the market to …

Final Training Session For Coconut Vendors

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Coconut vendors will have one more opportunity to learn about the importance of sanitation and other best practices when the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security hosts the final workshop, in its recent training series, next week. The half-day sessions will be held on June 18, 20 and 25, at the Vector Control Unit, located in the British American Building, …

Pesticide Control Critical To Food Security

Nya Phillips Top Stories

In an effort to ensure that Barbadians and the wider Caribbean have access to “safe food”, emphasis must be placed on effective management of pesticides and other chemicals within the agricultural sector. This view was expressed by Senior Agricultural Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Michael James, as he delivered remarks on behalf of Minister Indar Weir, …

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 …

Public Request For Info On Pesticides

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Pesticides Control Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is seeking the public’s assistance with efforts to ensure the safe and proper disposal of pesticides. It is requesting information on expired stocks, old and empty pesticide containers, and equipment contaminated with pesticides. Persons are asked to contact Gennia Oxley of the Pesticides Control Unit, at 535-5122 or …

Soil Fertility Assessment Under Way

Nya Phillips Top Stories

Amid efforts to increase the production of sugar cane and food crops in Barbados, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security has set out to determine the fertility of agricultural lands through a regional programme conducted by the Kingdom of Morocco. The announcement was made by Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer, Leslie Brereton, as he delivered remarks at a Soil and …