New EU organic rules: how to avoid negative impacts on small farmers in the Caribbean? Message from Fair Trade Advocacy Office
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 […]
St. Vincent and GRENADINES (SVG) has been the pilot for the initiative configuring the product mix, packaging and marketing; market penetration and shipping arrangements.
ECTAD-Suriname is part of the public-private Technical Committee for developing a National Standard for honey. We want to make sure that local and imported honey are natural 100% honey. Also honey from Suriname is in the interest line to export. There is demand for example in Holland. We will use the CROSQ document and target […]
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 […]
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), one of our partners shared drought bulletin and Caribbean climate outlook CARICOF with us. These publications which are shared throughout the region are very useful in our agriculture production and management. We urge the governments and donors to continue to support this important service for our region. Caribbean […]
The Australian High Commission Direct Aid Program based in Trinidad and Tobago provided small grants for the development of projects to help fewer privilege communities throughout the Caribbean to improve the quality of life. ECTAD marketing cluster in Greggs benefited from such a support and received marketing supplies and types of equipment which helped improve […]
CARIBBEAN AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (CARDI) PROPOSED fertilizer recommendations for select crops. (See attached summary. Note that in some cases we may substitute for what is commercially available) A ROUND TABLE WITH FARMERSLEADERS CARDI MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND OTHER TECHNICAL AGENCIES TO GET FARMERS INPUT TO FINALIZE THIS PROCESS IS PLANNED FOR EARLY 2019.
Our small farmers are on the frontline of climate change with very little resources to buffer climate change effects. Drastic variation in weather patterns, shorten the length of growing season, new emerging pest and diseases among other factor pose serious problems for our small farmers. Our farmers are finding ways of coping through innovative production […]