November 15, 2019

St. Vincent and the Grenadines bids farewell to outgoing Director General Of FAO

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 — Outgoing Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Dr. Jose Graziano de Silva will demit office later this year and the newly elected Director General will assume the much coveted office. Hon. Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, remembers Dr. Graziano for his […]

FAO addresses gender inequalities in Caribbean farming

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean appears to fare well in global gender statistics, with a high Gender Parity Index (GPI) and good rankings reported in the most recent World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2017. However, the picture changes considerably when taking a closer look at the rural economy, where […]

The financial burden of Sargassum on Caribbean fisher folk

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From CARICOM (Barbados Today Guest Column)The massive influx of sargassum seaweed to Caribbean waters since 2011 has had a number of negative touch points on the fisheries value chain, resulting in a catastrophic hit to the livelihoods of Caribbean fisherfolk, particularly in the harvest sector. In spite of impressive demonstrations of adaptability and resilience by […]

Barbados: Caribbean Week of Agriculture starts Mon Oct 8

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From Barbados GIS The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will host theCaribbean Week of Agriculture, from Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 12, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). During the week, there will be a number of activities, including a plenary session, workshops, seminars, presentations by FAO, CARDI and IICA, as well […]

Exploring nuclear technologies

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Exploring nuclear technologies to foster agriculture sustainability in the Eastern Caribbean OECS Media Release Friday, June 8, 2018 — A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),), in response to a request from the OECS Commission to support the sustainable development of livestock and plant production systems utilizing nuclear energy, mounted a fact-finding mission […]

Latin America, Caribbean countries collaborate to eradicate hunger and malnutrition

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BY ERNIE SEON From Jamaica Observer MONTEGO BAY, St James (CMC) — A much more concerted effort is underway to stem rising hunger and food security and eradicate all forms of malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The 33 member countries of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), at the end of their […]

CDB and FAO strengthen partnership with new agreement

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March 6, 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Monday signed an agreement to strengthen their partnership to help countries in the Region achieve key development goals in agriculture. The Framework Cooperation Agreement makes provisions for CDB to partner with […]

Jamaica to Host FAO Regional Conference March 5 to 8

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By Ainsworth Morris From Jamaica Information Service Story Highlights Jamaica will be hosting the 35th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean from March 5 to 8 at the Montego Bay Conference Centre in Rose Hall, St. James. It will focus on four main areas – […]

‘Rapid Response’ needed to hunger crisis in Latin America

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From teleSUR TV Faulty food systems are responsible for the rise in poverty and poor nutrition across the Caribbean and Latin America, the FAO warns. More than 42 million people are suffering from hunger across Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) said Tuesday while calling for a rapid […]

Too Big To Ignore explores challenges to sustainable development of local fisheries

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By Jewel Fraser From Sea Food Source Two years after FAO member states agreed to adopt a human rights-based approach to governing the small-scale fisheries in their countries, researchers invested in the development of small-scale fisheries have released a book outlining progress made in implementing those reforms and the challenges in doing so. The book, […]