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ECTAD YOUTH

ECTAD Caribbean would like to introduce its group of volunteers as part of ECTAD‚Äôs Caribbean Youth Arm (ECYA). The EYCA comprises of an experienced team of young professionals based in the St Vincent & the Grenadines and in other islands around the Caribbean. The team specializes in business and ICT development. Our youth arm is …

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ECTAD MARKETING OFFICER ACCEPTED INTO Cochran Fellowship Program (CFP) 2019

We are pleased to announce our marketing officer Ms. Shanee Wickham has been accepted into the Cochran Fellowship Program (CFP) 2019. The CFP is an international fellowship that provides short-term agricultural based training opportunities to professionals from developing countries for three (3) weeks during the summer/fall 2019 in the United States of America. The program …

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THE EU AFRICA, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC REGION WORKING ON NEW AGREEMENT

The EU ACP are negotiating a new agreement that would replace the Cotonou Agreement. Under the Cotonou Agreement which ends in 2020. During the implementation of the Cotonou Agreement, although written into the agreement, insufficient involvement and meaningful participation of civil society took place.¬† Getting civil society and small and medium-sized business sectors involved in …

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The Caribbean Family and Friends Engagement Initiative

The Foundation for Development Planning, Inc. (FDPI) is pleased to announce the launch of the¬†Caribbean Family and Friends Engagement Initiative, the objective of which is to facilitate the participation of the Caribbean diaspora, was well as other interested individuals and institutions, in Caribbean development initiatives.   The FDPI is collaborating with other institutions to establish …

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ECTAD-Suriname participation in the Suriname Agriculture Market Access Project

ECTAD SURINAME director and coordinator,¬† Reinier Taus has reported his satisfaction at¬† ECTAD-Suriname‚Äôs participation in the¬†Suriname Agriculture Market Access Project (SAMAP)¬†in collaboration with SAMAP Inception Workshop of Roots and Tubers VC Stakeholders Platform. The workshop heard addresses by HON Minister of AGRICULTURE AND OTHER OFFICIALS. Heiko Bamman, FAO‚Äôs senior technical officer, a man well respected …

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Harvesting fruits from donated breadfruit plants Suriname

ECTAD Suriname has recently harvested fruits from donated breadfruit plants. The District of Nickerie was chosen for the program‚Äôs a trial run. Mr. Nawin Khedoe, our ECTAD Representative in Nickerie, also participated in the program by planting some of the trees. We at ECTAD Caribbean are grateful for the continued support and thanks to the …

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ECTAD CARIBBEAN: LOOKING FOR PARTNERS TO EXPAND ITS REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MARKET ACCESS PROGRAM

As we enter into an expanded phase of marketing programs, ECTAD is looking for partners, supporters, donors and investors to partner with us in our quest to provide sustained profitable markets for our small farmers. We aim to expand production and marketing of core selected crops in St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Guyana Jamaica, …

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ECTAD CARIBBEAN HOME COUNTRY ELECTED TO UNITED NATION SECURITY COUNCIL

St.¬† Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG)¬†is an¬†Anglo-Caribbean¬†country in the¬†British West Indies region¬†of the¬†Lesser Antilles¬†island arc, in the southern portion of the¬†Windward Islands, which lies in the West Indies at the southern end of the eastern border of the¬†Caribbean Sea¬†where the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean. The¬†sovereign state¬†is also frequently¬†known simply as¬†Saint Vincent. Its 389¬†km2¬†(150¬†sq¬†mi) territory …

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