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
Emily sharing some of her produce. Photo Author Filippo Berardi Meet Emily and her husband Muacir. They have a small farm, about one acre, in the south of Guyana’s Rupununi in Region 9—a beautiful, diverse, and remote area of the country that contains both savannah and rainforest. Emily and Muacir plant a variety of crops including bananas, peppers, pumpkins and the … [Read more...] about The Rupununi Innovation Fund – helping small enterprises in Guyana’s Rupununi
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Banco Carregosa At present Caribbean states enjoys food security, with the exception of Haiti. Caribbean states with available statistics report average dietary energy supplies greater than 100 percent, whereas Haiti reports 89 percent (FAO Food Security Indicators). Nonetheless, the majority of the Caribbean states are net … [Read more...] about Caribbean Food Security in 2030: A Futurist Exercise
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