Barbados Food Planting Initiative Coming Soon

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management will soon roll out its Barbados Food Planting initiative, as part of efforts to encourage Barbadians who have access to land to plant more food crops. Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, made the announcement this morning at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall offices, during the official handing over ceremony of farming …

Canada Assisting With Food Growing Efforts

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The Canadian Government is assisting the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management with efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow more food, through the Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project. PROPEL is a sustainable economic growth project, which aims to increase the chances of Caribbean fresh produce reaching high-value markets, regionally and …

Call To Support Coconut Industry Plans

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Chief Agricultural Officer, Lennox Chandler, has expressed optimism about the development of the local coconut industry, and he would like to see Barbadians do the same. According to him, many are doubtful of the island’s ability to handle such an undertaking. “When we talk about the coconut industry, people are criticising it and saying ‘oh, you don’t have the wherewithal …

CARDI To Host Open Day

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Farmers and agriculturalists at heart will have the opportunity to observe various cultivation practices when the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) hosts its Open Day on Tuesday, December 5. It will be held at CARDI’s Demonstration and Training Centre, located on the compound of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. …

B’dos Moves Closer To Coconut Industry

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Barbados has taken an all-inclusive approach to developing its coconut industry. Growers, vendors, processors, and agricultural officials met at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church office, this morning, for the inaugural meeting of the Barbados National Stakeholders Platform (NSP) on coconuts. The discussion, which touched on several pertinent areas, was held by the Ministry, in collaboration with the …

Session For Christ Church Farmers

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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 …

Non-Traditional Crops Field Day

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public will get the opportunity to learn how to plant kale, basil herbs, mint herbs, garlic, and other medicinal herbs tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14, as the Ministry of Agriculture hosts it non-traditional crops field day. The field day will be held at the Central Agronomic Research Station at Graeme Hall, Christ Church, from 9:00 a.m. It is …

Session For Christ Church Farmers

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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, …

Agricultural Sector Exploring Drone Use

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

As Government looks to strengthen legislation to combat praedial larceny, the possibility of drone technology to police farms is also under consideration. Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, farmers and other stakeholders met at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church location recently to hear exactly how drones could help deter thieves from stealing their …

Using Drones To Stop Praedial Larceny

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Stakeholders in agriculture will get the opportunity to see how drone technology can be used to assist in the fight against praedial larceny, when the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resources Management hosts a workshop on this issue. The workshop will be held on Friday, November 3, in the Ministry’s Conference Room, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, starting at …