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
Did you know that Jamaicans pay higher prices for farm produce than any other Caribbean country or that Colombia spends the most on agricultural research as a percentage of the national budget? Researchers and policymakers now have these facts and more at their fingertips through an agricultural database released by the Inter-American Development Bank last spring. The … [Read more...] about IDB Agrimonitor