FAO Warns of a Second Desert Locust Plague in Africa

The FAO explains that “favorable weather conditions and widespread seasonal rains have caused extensive breeding in eastern Ethiopia and Somalia” while Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Yemen are preparing for a re-invasion... Read more »

Trinidad Farm Workers Stuck In Canada Without Winter Clothing

After toiling in the fields to secure Canada’s food-supply chain amid a pandemic, migrant farm workers from Trinidad and Tobago have found themselves stuck in this country due to travel restrictions imposed... Read more »

Top US Company Closer To Setting Up Weed Farm In Barbados

(BAEBADOS TODAY) – Owner of one of the United States most prolific hydroponics nutrient and cannabis fertilizer companies says he is one step closer to setting up a weed farm in Barbados.... Read more »

FAO governing Council approves new private sector strategy

Rome – The FAO Council  wrapped up its 165th Session. The new Strategy for Private Sector Engagement has been approved. Members also welcomed the Outline of the Strategic Framework 2022-31 and the Outline of... Read more »

Ontario’s COVID-19 agriculture strategy snubs farm workers

Toronto – November 28, 2020 – The Ontario government’s recently released Prevention, Control, and Outbreak Support Strategy for COVID-19 in Ontario’s Farm Workers is destined to fail in protecting migrant farm workers... Read more »

WFP: World will see famines of biblical proportions in 2021

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the UN agency a spotlight and megaphone to warn world leaders that next year... Read more »

FAO: World Food Prices Highest Since February

(TELESUR) – Food prices have been rising for three consecutive months and sugar and oil trade are the most benefited. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Thursday that food prices... Read more »

Armyworm Infestation Breaches The Pacific

The recent spread of Spodoptera frugiperda, or Fall Armyworm (FAW), in Papua New Guinea’s Western Province is causing concern in the Pacific region. Fall armyworm is a pest that preys on food crops... Read more »

4th Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission Meeting

The WECAFC Regional Working Group will gather from 8-9 September 2020 to set a strategic direction for the effective fight against Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing  Bridgetown, Barbados – The 4th upcoming Western Central... Read more »

Covid-19 fertiliser sales protocol

The Ministry of Agriculture recognises the urgent need to adjust the traditional process for the sale of fertilisers, to comply with current and emerging COVID-19 health protocols. The EC$12M stimulus package approved... Read more »