AGRICULTURE

Mark Reynier is moving into rum with the construction of a US$20 million distillery in Grenada, which will aim to distil “the most compelling rum in the world”. The new Renegade Rum Distillery will be located near Pearl, on the north eastern side of the Windward Islands. It will produce up to one million litres […]

The Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries, Disaster Management and Information has received Cabinet approval for the implementation of COAST, which is a parametric insurance for the fishing industry in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. COAST stands for Caribbean Ocean Assets Sustainability Facility, and its implementation will be in collaboration with the Caribbean […]

MINISTER OF FINANCE and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler called it “downright scary” and “a potentially mammoth threat” that Government was allocating $1 million for the Ministry of the Environment to combat. CLICK HERE TO READ

The United States on Wednesday sought to assure consumers in Trinidad and Tobago that they could eat poultry products from the North American country with “full confidence” after a senior official of the Trinidad and Tobago Poultry Association (TTPA) warned that substandard meat could enter the island as a result of a campaign by American […]

The Agricultural Division within the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs & Local Government is continuing in its efforts to improve the quantity and quality of services it offers to farmers and the general public here. Presently, as part of its agricultural revitalization programme a variety of seedlings are available at the Belair Nursery […]

Carriacou was chosen as the place to launch the St. Mary’s Junior School and 4-H Schools Climate Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Project. The project is being funded to the tune of $191,000 through funds provided by the Global Environment Facility. Denis Baptiste, Acting 4H Coordinator says that twenty-two schools will benefit from the project. Some […]

Sandals Grenada has been officially recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture as a highly valuable industry partner that supports local Root Crop farmers. The commendation was given at the official opening ceremony of the Grenada Root Crop Festival on Friday March 23rd, 2018 at the Pedestrian Plaza in the capital city, St. George’s. At the […]

As support for the preparation of the 2018-2022 Medium Term Plan (MTP) of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), 18 Grenadian stakeholders representing nine entities were consulted based on the context and prospects for agriculture in Grenada. Consultations were in the form of open dialogue and individual face-to-face discussions. The open dialogue session […]

Rising hunger and out-of-control obesity. Degradation of natural resources. Persistent rural poverty and inequality. And climate change. These are the main enemies of food security in Latin America and the Caribbean. Just a couple of years ago, the region was celebrating a historical achievement. In 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations […]

On 15 January 2018, I assumed the position of Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) with a clear mandate: to renew the Institute’s leading role as a key player in rural development in the Americas. The centrality of agricultural matters in the global agenda makes this leading role a natural […]


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