By Rachel Boyce and Carmine Paolo De Salvo https://youtu.be/5iA3EeZFpmY For many Caribbean countries, the agricultural sector is still of significant importance. Rice production in Suriname and Guyana, for example, represents crucial economic activity for these countries. However, on a whole, Caribbean agriculture is facing substantial challenges. This is in part due to the … [Read more...] about AGRIMONITOR: Learn the effects of agricultural policy, food security and climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean!
Image source: Wikicommons After living in Jamaica for five years, every time I visit for work, I try to squeeze in whatever time I have to say hello to friends. On my last visit, I was very fortunate to have meetings on both sides of the weekend allowing me to spend my off days in a familiar place with familiar people. My friends and I decided to take advantage of this rare … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons why you should stop eating Parrotfish
By Carmine Paolo De Salvo, Rachel Boyce, Ivette Fis de Melo Latin America and the Caribbean contribute 11% of the value of world food production and possess 24% of the arable land in the world. Open data is a powerful source of information that can help in making decisions and formulating policies to foster the development of the agricultural sector, and consequently to help … [Read more...] about How does open data help the agricultural sector?
Streetside Market in Lelydorp, Suriname. Photo Author Rachel Boyce The Producer Support Estimate (PSE) study for the Caribbean Region has begun! This study, which covers the full Caribbean cohort of the Inter-American Development Bank (CCB - The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Suriname), will look at the magnitudes and structure of government policies and … [Read more...] about Agricultural Policies in the Caribbean
Photo author Rachel Boyce By now, everyone has an understanding of the impact of climate change. Climate change has caused NGOS, private organizations, governments and individuals to think of creative ways to combat imminent problems. “Climate-smart” agriculture has also become part of the global conversation on solutions. … [Read more...] about Aquaponics