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Daily Archives: October 10, 2014

Barbados’ Chief Agri Officer is CARDI’s new boss

 The new boss of the cash-strapped Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI) is Barbadian, Barton Clarke. Outgoing Executive Director, Dr. Arlington Chesney made the announcement on the sidelines of the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA 2014) that wrapped up in Suriname on Friday. Clarke’s appointment was ratified by the Board of Governors of CARDI that also met in this ...

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FAO official urges collaboration among aid agencies in Haiti

The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Caribbean Coordinator, Dr. John “Deep” Forde has urged international organizations to coordinate their assistance to Haiti whose agricultural sector is showing good prospects. His call was issued at a symposium-“Haiti’s Agri food systems and Building Regional Synergies”– at the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA 2014) that wrapped up in Paramaribo, Suriname on Friday. ...

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Young Jamaican team wins AgriHack Talent Caribbean contest at 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

And the winner is… Node420, from Jamaica. The team’s ICT application, also called Node420, offers real-time weather analysis and automatic yield forecasts for farmers. The AgriHack Talent Caribbean contest, organised by CTA and partners, came to a close during the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture, held this week in Paramaribo, Suriname. The winning teams designed agricultural apps that can forecast ...

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NAREI to join regional fight against Black Sigatoka

Guyana’s National Agricultural, Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) will be joining hands with the Centre for Agricultural Research in Suriname (CELOS) to fight the Black Sigatoka disease that has already taken its toll on banana and plantain cultivations across the Caribbean, officials said Friday. NAREI’s involvement would be done through the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI) which signed a ...

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