• Changing climate, changing farming systems 

      Agriculture Policy Programme (APP); European Development Fund (EDF) (2016)
      This feature highlights the already known causes and potential impacts of climate change, as well as the options for response in the Caribbean farming community. It also highlights initiatives that are being carried out ...
    • Are farmers still planting by the moon? 

      European Development Fund (EDF); Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) (2016)
      This feature highlights the value of both traditional (longstanding) and innovative methods of farming in the Caribbean, as well as the benefit of understanding current practices and systems to support a more resilient ...
    • What's the big deal about MSMEs? 

      European Development Fund (EDF); Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) (2016)
      This Feature highlights the importance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in agriculture in the Caribbean, and the role that they play in the development process. It recognises that in spite of their initiative, ...
    • Meeting food safety & consumer expectations: What every Agri-MSME needs to know 

      European Development Fund (EDF); Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) (2016)
      This Feature highlights the importance of understanding what it takes to meet food safety and consumer expectations in the marketing of agri-products in the Caribbean. Agri-MSMEs have many elements to consider and decisions ...
    • YES! Youth are interested, engaged and ready to get agriculture moving 

      European Development Fund (EDF); Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) (2016)
      This feature highlights the importance of attracting youth to careers and entrepreneurial opportunities in agriculture. It also illustrates the fact that youth are indeed interested by introducing several enthusiastic, ...
    • Unlocking opportunities in caribbean agriculture through knowledge, relationships and investments 

      Agriculture Policy Programme (APP); European Development Fund (EDF) (2016)
      This feature stresses the need for access to financing in the Caribbean for agricultural Micro, Small and Mediumsized Enterprises (MSMEs). It also highlights the initiatives that are being carried out under the Agricultural ...
    • 96° in the shade: Cooling things down in protected agriculture structures 

      European Development Fund (EDF); Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) (2016)
      This feature provides an overview of Protected Agriculture (PA) structures as an important thrust to tackle increased food production in the Caribbean in a new climate reality. It provides background on the challenges ...
    • Moving ‘local’ food within the region part two: Breaking down non-tariff barriers 

      European Development Fund (EDF); Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) (2016)
      This feature highlights the importance of eliminating barriers that hinder agricultural trade between CARICOM countries. Trade is an important stimulus for business, and greater exchange within the Region will lead to ...
    • Mainstreaming climate change and disaster risk management in agricultural policy and planning 

      European Development Fund (EDF); Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) (2016)
      This feature highlights the current vulnerability of the Caribbean agriculture sector to natural hazard impacts, the enhanced effect of climate change, the need to build DRM and CCA into agricultural planning, and the ...
    • Regional projects : towards progressive collaboration 

      Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA); Agriculture Policy Programme (APP); European Development Fund (EDF) (2016)
      Discussing the proceedings of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for an agriculture project in the Caribbean probably sounds like a dry subject. It conjures up images of bureaucrats sitting around a table discussing ...
    • Farming green - using natural plant material to stimulate crop growth and enhance animal health 

      Agriculture Policy Programme (APP); European Development Fund (EDF) (2016)
      This feature highlights ‘green’ farming solutions that have undergone validation trials by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) under the Intra-ACP Agriculture Policy Programme (APP). The ...
    • Praedial larceny : the Domino Effect 

      Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA); Agriculture Policy Programme (APP); European Development Fund (EDF) (2016)
      It is not uncommon for a complete truckload of goats or an entire field of pineapples to be stolen, or a pot of fish at sea to be harvested by praedial larcenists. Available statistics show that commercial crop farmers ...
    • Plant germplasm : working towards free movement in the Region 

      Agriculture Policy Programme (APP); European Development Fund (EDF); Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) (2015)
      What does it take for developing countries to build an industry from a mere plant, into ‘a whole set of new agro-industries’ which are vertically integrated and capable of displacing some of the million-dollar food imports? ...