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Daily Archives: October 7, 2013

Caribbean’s coconut industry needs new approach

The Caribbean is taking steps to revive its potentially profitable coconut industry, a move authorities say will depend on knowledge sharing and the replanting of old plantations with desired varieties for specific products. Executive Director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Arlington Chesney said the regional coconut production has slumped over the years because scientists ...

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PPP-Civic targets disenchanted, “short memories”, youths to regain majority

Teetering under pressure from the opposition-controlled House, the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Sunday openly appealed to its waning support-base to work hard to secure total control of the lawmaking body. Using its 21st anniversary in office, the PPPC pointed to its record in improving health, education, housing, water supply, roads and the quality of life of old ...

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Small ruminant farmers urged to unite to strengthen their lobby

Small ruminant farmers are being urged to organise themselves so that they could effectively lobby policy makers to have their issues addressed. The call came from CARICOM Deputy Programme Manager for Agriculture Margaret Kalloo as the Caribbean Week of Agriculture activities continued in Georgetown, Guyana on Sunday. “Recently the poultry industry was able to bring their case to the Ministers ...

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Climate-smart agri an imperative for CARICOM – Dr. Ramsammy

The case for CARICOM to adopt climate-smart agriculture to deal with the challenges posed by climate change is being hammered home by leading agriculture officials in the region. The latest occasion was Sunday evening’s launch of the Technical Workshops at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) in Georgetown, which also saw the launch of a booklet addressing the climate issue. ...

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