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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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ECTAD CARIBBEAN URGE NGOS AND GOVERNMENT TO DECLARE WAR ON OBESITY USING OUR HEALTHY AGRICULTURE FOODS AS A KEY WEAPON

“For the third consecutive year, the number of those chronically hungry has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean, while 250 million – 60 percent of the regional population – are obese or overweight, representing the biggest  threat to nutritional health, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.”  UN article dated 7th …

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CARIBBEAN IS PART OF THE SIX REGION OF AFRICAN UNION

CARIBBEAN IS  PART OF THE SIX REGION OF AFRICAN UNION  This was emphasized by GHANA PRESIDENT  DURING HIS VISITS ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES The Ghanaian president H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo visits Caribbean countries including Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica and St.Vincent & the Grenadines. The West African leader visited St.Vincent & …

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ECTAD CARIBBEAN AND KEY EU PARTNER COLEACP SIGNED MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU)

The COLEACP EU and ECTAD Caribbean signed Memorandum of Understanding this month, aimed at providing technical assistance to the ECTAD Caribbean to support it’s marketing efforts in Europe and overseas. COLEACP would provide technical assistance to strengthen the business model for the high-end market for ECTAD Caribbean and to ensure that it is in a …

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New EU organic rules

New EU organic rules: how to avoid negative impacts on small farmers in the Caribbean? Message from Fair Trade Advocacy Office [pdf-embedder url=”https://ectadcaribbean.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/New-EU-organic-rules-impact-on-Caribbean-small-farmers.pdf” title=”New EU organic rules – impact on Caribbean small farmers”]  

COLEACP Mission to SVG

In May 2016, the European Commission (EC) and COLEACP signed a five–year grant contract for the new programme “Fit for Market – Strengthening competitiveness and sustainability of the ACP horticultural sector”. The total budget of FFM is 25 million euros of which 20 million Euros are financed from the European Development Fund and 5 million …

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GFAR  champions FARMERS’ RIGHTS TO GENETIC RESOURCES  

Our partner GFAR  champions FARMERS’ RIGHTS TO GENETIC RESOURCES, read the information in the links provided below to learn more about GFAR’s work:  Just released: Farmers’ Right to Seed – Experiences from Guatemala https://blog.gfar.net/2018/02/23/just-released-farmers-right-to-seed-experiences-from-guatemala/ GFAR champions farmers’ rights to seed and genetic resources in new video https://blog.gfar.net/2017/12/12/gfar-champions-farmers-rights-to-seed-and-natural-resources-in-new-video/  Webinar Wrap-up: Farmers’ Rights: Achieving Complementarity between the Informal and Formal …

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