Category: Agriculture

Officials to discuss sound management of dangerous pesticides

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will be hosting and participating in a meeting of regional agricultural chemical management experts this week to highlight advancements and identify priorities in the safe life cycle management of pesticides and toxic chemicals in the Caribbean. The discussions […]

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AG wants national discussion on future of sugar industry

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is against Government using taxpayers’ monies to bail out privately owned sugar plantations. In fact, he believes there needs to be a full national discussion on the way forward for the dying sugar industry. “I have very passionate views about the sugar industry, but I would leave the Minister of Agriculture […]

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Food import bill simply too high – Fletcher-Paul

One regional agriculture specialist is advising Government to make it mandatory for tourism operators here to use a certain amount of local agriculture produce in their operations. This suggestion has come from sub-regional Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul, who said Barbados’ food import bill was simply too high. Addressing […]

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Sugar season finally takes off

The 2018 sugar crop is finally under way following a pledge by Government to start paying cane farmers this week, most of the $8.9 million in outstanding payments for the 2016-2017 crop. Chairman of the Barbados Sugar Industry Limited (BSIL) Mark Sealy told Barbados TODAY this afternoon the agreement was reached on Friday at a […]

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