Agriculture

First phase of the Volet livestock station begins

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Agriculture Ministry moves forward with plans to boost the efficiency of Livestock services and the livestock sector on the island. The transition, having started with the closure of the Beausejour Livestock Station late last year, has seen the relocation of cattle and other small ruminants to the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Farm in Dennery. A ...

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Canadian Farm Workers Programme – Northern workers

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Labour wishes to inform the following farm workers who reside in the Northern Zone of the island and were scheduled to travel to Canada during the month of March and April 2020, that they are expected to visit the Department of Labour, Barnard Hill on May 8, 2020, at 10:30 am. Edwin Serville    ...

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Canadian Farm Workers Programme – Southern workers

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Labour wishes to inform the following farm workers who reside in the south of the island and were scheduled to travel to Canada during the month of March and April 2020, that they are expected to visit the Department’s Southern Branch which is located on the 4th floor of the National insurance Scheme building ...

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First phase of Market Redevelopment Project handed over to vendors

(PRESS RELEASE) — The food vendors at the Castries Market have a new home thanks to the Government of Saint Lucia and the Government of Taiwan. Vendors will no longer be exposed to the elements which had affected their produce or ability to sell. The first phase takes Saint Lucia one step closer to achieving the transformation and repurposing of ...

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Alquimi Renewables and Island Growers launching first climate resistant greenhouse farms in the Caribbean

(PRESS RELEASE) – Alquimi Renewables, LLC (“Alquimi”) and its farming operations group Island Growers, announce the first 100% climate resistant greenhouse farm operations in the Caribbean region. The farms will employ custom designed hurricane resistant greenhouse systems developed in partnership with Sprung Structures Ltd. based in Calgary, AB. “Our greenhouse system represents the new standard in climate resilience which is ...

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Canadian farm workers invited to important dialogue

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Labour wishes to inform the following farm workers who reside in the south of the island and were scheduled to travel to Canada during the months of March and April 2020, that they are expected to visit the Department’s Southern Branch which is located on the 4th floor of the National Insurance Scheme building ...

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International author launches smartphone app that empowers communities to identify, harvest and prepare wild food plants

(PRESS RELEASE) – Internationally recognized wild food forager and author Sunny Savage, a Maui resident, announced today the launch of Savage Kitchen, a free mobile app that encourages citizen science through local, crowdsourced plant identification, safe and responsible wild food foraging, and provides healthy recipes to prepare. The Savage Kitchen app is available today for free download on the App ...

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Taiwan Technical Mission encourage maintaining healthy eating during the COVID-19 crisis

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Lucia and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives has been collaborating to execute the Enhancement of the efficiency of production-distribution supply chains in the fruit and vegetable sector project; more commonly known as the 7crop project. The focal crops include watermelon, cantaloupe/honeydew, pineapple, tomato, cabbage, lettuce, ...

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IICA will assist the Caribbean to boost trade in goods and agricultural information exchange, as well as to strengthen food security

(PRESS RELEASE) – Thirteen Caribbean Ministers of Agriculture participated in a videoconference with the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in which they discussed strategies to bolster agricultural activity and to safeguard the food supply amidst the ongoing health crisis, in a region that relies heavily on food imports and on tourism. Saboto Caesar, Minister ...

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Canadian Farm Worker Programme COVID-19 notice

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Labour wishes to inform all farm workers scheduled to travel to Canada for the 2020/2021 season to contact the staff of the Employment Unit via email or telephone. Farm workers are asked to call one of the following telephone numbers between 8:30 and 4 p.m.: 1-758-722-0681 1-758- 720-1937 1-758-716-0857 Farm workers are also advised ...

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Saint Lucia gov’t to review WINFRESH, compensate banana farmers

(St. Lucia News Online) — Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources, and Co-operatives Ezechiel Joseph is set to review the operations of WINFRESH. The review is aimed at improving the organisation’s service to farmers, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which poses “unique challenges” to the industry. Those views were expressed by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in a recent ...

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Taiwan Technical Mission and Ministry of Agriculture supports Marketing Board during COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) – Both the Taiwan Technical Mission and the Ministry of Agriculture continue to work closely with the St. Lucia Marketing Board during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The general public (guided by the COVID-19 protocols that have been established) can make purchases at the St. Lucia Marketing Board’s retail store in Castries. They are continually making purchases from farmers ...

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IICA establishes Advisory Council for Food Security in the Americas

(IICA) – The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has established a Food Security Advisory Council for the Americas, which includes leading professionals from seven countries in the hemisphere who have made significant contributions to the agrifood sector, both in the political and academic spheres. The Council will monitor the impact of the new Coronavirus on food security in ...

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CARICOM agriculture ministers seeking to allay fears amidst COVID-19

(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agriculture ministers have warned that while there are adequate supplies of food in the region now, Caribbean countries should galvanise local production to meet future demands. A CARICOM Secretariat statement said that this is one of the recommendations contained in a framework document that the ministers have accepted in principle to deal with the ...

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The Taiwan Technical Mission work with Saint Lucia Marketing Board to enhance vegetables and fruits market access

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Lucia and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives meet with farmers, hotels, and the Saint Lucia Marketing Board (SLMB) for reduce vegetables and fruits importation on 3rd and 9th March recently. The Enhancement of the efficiency of production-distribution supply chains in the fruit and vegetable sector ...

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St. Lucia: TTM and Synergy Project bolster food security to combat coronavirus threat

(PRESS RELEASE) — Hon. Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, Minister for External Affairs and Member of Parliament for Castries Central, together with the staff of the Synergy Project, visited Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) Headquarters on March 19, 2020 to deliberate on how TTM can help bolster food security in central Castries to mitigate the potential impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus to food supply. ...

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Revitalising the fisheries sector

(PRESS RELEASE) – Management of the Lucian Blue Ocean Seafood Inc. is keeping their eyes set on the future with plans to totally revitalise the outlook of the local fisheries industry. So says, the Director of the company, Karen Peter who spoke on the successfully hosted Independence Seafood Festival held last month. In acknowledging the challenges faced by the sector, ...

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CarSIF provides small grants to nine CSOs for coastal and marine resources governance and management in the Caribbean

(PRESS RELEASE) – Nine civil society organisations (CSOs) from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago were recently awarded small grants by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) totalling US$ 80,000 to support practical action projects that demonstrate innovation and best practices to enhance coastal and marine biodiversity ...

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Successful farmers’ market in Castries

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Taiwan Technical Mission, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives hosted its Farmer’s Market on 28th February 2020 in the Castries Area, at the famous Constitution Park located opposite the Castries Boulevard. The event began at 8:30 am and ended at 5:00 pm. Many distinguished guests participated, such as H.E. ...

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Minister tours Seven Crops Project sites

(PRESS RELEASE) – The months of January and February 2020 were earmarked for a series of site visits of agriculture, farm and production facilities being utilised under the Import Substitution Program. The initiative, more commonly known as the Seven Crops Project, has picked up momentum since its official launch last October, having hosted a number of farmers markets around the ...

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Taiwan Technical Mission held training for extension officers and set up first hoop greenhouse in the south

(PRESS RELEASE) – On Monday February 25th 2020 extension officers were invited to a field day on the Taiwan technical Mission demonstration farm. This activity was put together by the project’s production team Mr. Eric Chen (Production Specialist) and Mr. Edward Wilson (Technical Production Officer) following the initial set up of the hoop greenhouse which was established on February 06 ...

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Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister meet with WINFRESH

(PRESS RELEASE) – Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Honourable Ezechiel Joseph are currently in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for a one-day meeting with Winfresh executives. St. Vincent’s Prime Minister Honourable Ralph Gonsalves and Minister of Agriculture, Industry, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural Transformation, Honourable Saboto Caesar are also at ...

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Guadeloupe, Saint Lucia collaborate on agriculture education

(GIS) – The Ministry of Agriculture recently welcomed a group of thirteen students from the College of Agriculture in Guadeloupe. The purpose of the visit was to expose the students to the farming systems in Saint Lucia, and different agricultural techniques. Paul Edgar, Chairperson of the Babonneau Constituency Council, said the students visited a banana farm in Roseau, and were ...

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Taiwan Technical Mission assists banana farmers to secure regional markets

(PRESS RELEASE) – In order to maintain good quality bananas and to secure the regional exporting market, Taiwan Technical Mission Banana Productivity Improvement Project (BPIP) held the ‘Banana Quality Control and Pest Control for Regional Market Workshop’ on February 17 at Canelle. Taiwan Technical Mission Technician Johnson Wu, Bo Ying Lin, and Chih Min Yu, BPIP Manager Kerde Severin and ...

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JICA assists Choiseul fishers

(GIS) – The Government of Japan, through the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has come to the aid of the fishers of Choiseul, to help remedy challenges experienced at the fishing port. Since the construction of the Choiseul Fishing Port close to 20 years ago by the Japanese Government, fishers of the community have had difficulty getting their fishing vessels ...

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Taiwan Technical Mission establishes first hoop greenhouse demonstration plot on the island

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Taiwan Technical Mission was able to to set up its first out of fourteen demonstration plots on the island. This set up took place on Thrusday February sixth 2019 at Vanard Jacmel, which lies in region seven on the agricultural division plane. The farmer which was chosen for the set up was Mr. Christopher Cox, a ...

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The Taiwan Technical Mission and Ministry of Agriculture hold a successful farmer’s market in Dennery

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Taiwan Technical Mission together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives hosted the first Farmer’s Market of 2020 in Dennery at the Agricultural Extension office located opposite Valton Hardware. The event which happened on Wednesday 29th January 2020 began at 8am and ended at 6pm and it was a big success ...

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Abundant harvest of Taiwanese banana variety in Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – To overcome the global climate change and enhance the income of the banana industry, Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) and Banana Productivity Improvement Project (BPIP) introduced a new dwarf variety of Taiwanese banana ‘Tai-Chiao No.2’ in 2019. These bananas planted at six demonstration farms as Fond Estate, Union, Ranju Lands, Roseau, Troumasse and Woodlands in Saint Lucia. The ...

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Safety at Sea training workshop

(PRESS RELEASE) – A week-long session for the training of trainers in “Safety of Fishers’ at Sea” took place at the Belle Jou Hotel, last week. The session’s aim was to teach and bring awareness to new methods implemented for the safety of fishermen. The Fisheries Department in collaboration with the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Fish Safety Foundation ...

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Ministry of Agriculture promotes green economy

(GIS) – The Ministry of Agriculture is educating the public on the green economy. An inclusive green economy is one that improves human well-being and builds social equity while reducing environmental risks and scarcities. For the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, the focus has been on sustainable development. Forestry Officer, Mr. Karl Augustine spoke on the work that ...

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New building for Castries Fishermen’s Cooperative

(PRESS RELEASE) – A new home for the Castries Fishermen’s Cooperative Society was commissioned earlier this week, signaling a new era for the organisation and its membership. The overarching aim of Castries Fishermen’s Co-op is to improve the livelihoods of its member fishers and that of the Castries fishing community, while promoting the sustainable use of marine resources, contribute to ...

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Agri exporter breaks into new market

(PRESS RELEASE) – Agricultural exporter Fevrier Consulting and Trading, has been seeking prospective buyers in the St. Kitts market. Through the intervention of Export Saint Lucia, the company was introduced to this market in 2019. Since then, the exporter had been working feverishly to secure the first shipment of produce. Mr. Simon Henry who is the Export Coordinator at Fevrier ...

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Prime Minister encourages investments in agriculture

(GIS) – Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet has called on young people to explore opportunities in the agriculture sector, especially in the production of cocoa, honey and livestock. This, as government continues to place emphasis on incentives within the sector. In his 2020 New Year address, Prime Minister Chastanet said the sector is improving—a trend that will continue in 2020. ...

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Saint Lucia to brand banana as “premium” agricultural product

(SNO) – Saint Lucia will be branding its bananas as a premium agricultural product as part of strategic efforts as it related to the island’s banana industry. On Monday, cabinet met with high level officials from the Ministry of Agriculture to discuss the industry. “The main focus of this meeting was to discuss the critical challenges which our banana farmers ...

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Castries named among 12 best fishing spots in Caribbean for 2020

(SNO) – The world’s largest website for booking fishing charters, FishingBooker (https://fishingbooker.com/), has named Castries among the 12 best fishing spots in the Caribbean for 2020. The island’s capital made it to the list with the likes Montego Bay, Jamaica; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Noord, Aruba. The list was based on a number of factors, such as user reviews, ...

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Agriculture industry investments bear fruit

(PRESS RELEASE) – The agriculture economy is expected to reap the fruits of investments made in the industry in 2019, as the ministry continues to improve the efficiency and safety of local food systems, and the sustainability and resilience of rural livelihoods amidst an ever-changing global agriculture trade environment. Agriculture Minister Hon. Ezechiel Joseph, lauded the efforts of the ministry ...

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Community meeting, Sunday

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of co-operatives and Friendly societies is inviting all Friendly Societies to an important meeting on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of Friendly Societies on the island. All societies are asked to send two representatives, as the Registrar addresses the status of Friendly Societies, and ...

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Joseph: Food Import Substitution Program a major project for agriculture ministry in 2020

(SNO) – Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph has said the vegetable import substitution program is one of the major projects for his ministry in 2020. He said Saint Lucia did not experience the negative impact of climate change in 2019 and his ministry will be launching a number of projects related to the agriculture industry. The vegetable import substitution program will ...

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OECS and FAO to host regional workshop and town hall meeting on the strategic plan for agriculture and rural statistics

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will conduct the final regional workshop under the project “Enhancing Institutional Capacities in Statistical Data Collection and Analysis in the Agricultural Sector in OECS Member States” at the Coco Palm Hotel, Saint Lucia, from 9 – 12 December 2019. The closure of the ...

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Taiwan provides new greenhouse techniques and develops human capacity in banana industry

(PRESS RELEASE) – Taiwan provided new type of greenhouse cultivation techniques for farmers in St. Lucia to produce fruits and vegetables. The Enhancement of the Efficiency of Production-Distribution Supple Chains in the Fruit and Vegetable Sector Project under Taiwan Technical Mission held the demonstration day of “the hoop greenhouse “ with the research department of Ministry of Agriculture. In order ...

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National consultation on rainwater harvesting

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Cooperatives through the Water Resources Management Agency would like to inform the public that on Wednesday, December 4, a National Consultation on Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) will take place at the Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School in La Ressource. The consultation begins at 5:30 and ends at 7:30 p.m. ...

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Agricultural Consultations of the Climate Adaptation Financial Facility

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Agricultural Consultations of the Climate Adaptation Financial Facility (CAFF) will take place in Saint Lucia on 3rd and 5th December, 2019 as part of a two-day event to catalyze the project. The consultations will take place at the Orchids Gardens Conference Room at Union, Castries, on the 3rd December and at the National Skill Development Corporation ...

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Big success for production scheduling training in Vieux Fort and Soufriere

(PRESS RELEASE) – After the training of GAPs, marketing and business strategy, post-harvest and food safety, cultivation management and pesticide management, farmers in St. Lucia have not only learned much information in agriculture but also knew the needs from market. However, even though the farmers have already knew the needs from market, they still don’t know when to produce the ...

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New Castries market nears completion: officials

(GIS) — The new Castries market facility will be officially handed over this month. At the new facility, vendors will enjoy the comfort of covered vending facilities, built-in vending stations, and storage lockers. Mayor of Castries Peterson D. Francis encouraged vendors to seize the opportunities and new business that will come with the new vending facility. Prime Minister of Saint ...

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Saint Lucia gets help from Argentina to boost honey production, marketing

In a bid to bolster more activity within the apiculture industry, agriculture leaders have forged an alliance with the government and people of the Republic of Argentina, a country known to strategically advance its agriculture and farming sector to meet new global standards. His Excellency Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Barbados and the OECS, made a ...

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Broader horizons for Black Bay Farmers

Agriculture continues to be an important livelihood in rural communities in Saint Lucia. As such, Export Saint Lucia has been placing enormous focus on the sector to improve rural livelihoods. The Black Bay Farmers’ Cooperative recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Export Saint Lucia to help build capacity. CEO of Export Saint Lucia, Ms. Sunita Daniel, emphasized that ...

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Bee City Project to boost Saint Lucia’s apiary industry

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Export Saint Lucia and Compete Caribbean hosted a National Beekeepers Meeting earlier this week. The meeting is an activity of the “Bee City Project,” which seeks to address the issues and to stimulate growth of the island’s honey industry. Honey production and exports present a viable economic option ...

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Former Saint Lucia agriculture minister bats for increasing local food production

Former Minister of Agriculture Moses Jn Baptiste believes Saint Lucia can generate at least EC$200 million “worth of economic activity” through local food production and marketing in the short to medium term. Jn Baptiste made that statement on his official Facebook page today, Oct. 16 as he observes World Food Day. The international theme for this year’s observance is “Our ...

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OECS farmers, stakeholders trained in ICTs for climate-smart agriculture

(PRESS RELEASE) — Farmers, students, and agriculture stakeholders from seven OECS member states were recently trained in crop scheduling and water use efficiency for climate change by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Saint Lucia. The two-day workshop, held in Saint Lucia from September 24-25, utilized information and communication technologies (ICTs) to analyze market trends, schedule production, map ...

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Agriculture ministry conducts workshop to enhance St. Lucia’s cocoa sector

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, in collaboration with the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PMDU) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), hosted a workshop focused on the cocoa sector. The workshop was held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the conference room ...

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Farmer’s market — part of the Saint Lucia gov’t’s strategy to reduce the national food import bill

(PRESS RELEASE) — In a move to forge a closer relationship with the community and consumers at large, agriculture leaders in partnership with the Taiwanese Embassy have initiated a series of events that will serve to build interest in locally-produced foods, the people who grow them and the needs of the consumers. This forms part of the import substitution project ...

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Saint Lucian farmers’ skills expected to be boosted through Taiwan Technical Mission training program

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Lucia, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, launched its Farmer’s Training program on September 16, 2019. This training will continue for six weeks throughout all of the agricultural regions of Saint Lucia. It is our goal that at the end of the training, the ...

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Saint Lucia and Grenada to benefit from access to insurance for the fisheries sector

(PRESS RELEASE) — CCRIF SPC and the World Bank are pleased to announce that on July 1, the Facility issued the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability FaciliTy (COAST) fisheries parametric insurance policy to two of its member governments – Grenada and Saint Lucia. The COAST insurance policies provide coverage for fisherfolk and other players in the fisheries industry to enable ...

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Saint Lucia’s ‘high import bill’ on 7 crops to be decreased through Taiwanese project

The Taiwan Technical Mission has launched a new cooperative project in Saint Lucia aimed at decreasing the country’s import bills on seven crops: cabbage, lettuce, watermelon, cantaloupe, bell pepper, pineapple, and tomato. “The reason that these seven crops have [been] selected is because not only local farmers can grow them correctly, but also due to the high import bills on ...

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Concerns and hardships of Saint Lucia fishers to be addressed at press conference

Fishers and the fishing community continue be negatively impacted by the closure of the St. Lucia Fish Marketing Corporation Ltd. (SLFMC) and these concerns will be addressed at a press conference on Wednesday, May 29 by the St. Lucia Fisherfolk Cooperative Society Ltd., according to a notice inviting media operatives to attend the conference. “President of the St. Lucia Fisherfolk ...

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NWU: “Very good news” France willing to accept Saint Lucia bananas

The National Workers Union (NWU) said in a press release Tuesday (May 28) that it applauds the Saint Lucia delegation of public servants and government ministers who travelled to London, United Kingdom (UK) and Paris, Francis recently in search of new markets for Saint Lucia bananas. The union said the announcement that France is now willing to do business with ...

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Local talk show host spreading false information, says Winfresh

Information is being disseminated by a local talk show host falsely suggests that Winfresh has not been facilitating the trial shipment of bananas from Saint Lucia to the French market and that it is, in effect, undermining the initiative. Winfresh wishes to state publicly and unequivocally that this is a gross misrepresentation of the facts and of the part being ...

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Taiwanese banana workshops to help Saint Lucian farmers ‘avoid harvesting in hurricane seasons’

(PRESS RELEASE) — Taiwan Technical Mission, in cooperation with Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, held “Banana Plants Preparation and Follower Setting Workshops” in Deglos, La Caye, Grace, Roseau, Woodland and Micoud on April 11th, 18th and 25th, and May 2nd, 9th and 16th. Agricultural specialists from Taiwan Technical Mission introduced Saint Lucian farmers ...

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Prime minister, agriculture minister in London for meetings on new markets

(PRESS RELEASE) — The government of Saint Lucia recognizes that a successful agriculture industry is critical to the sustainable development of Saint Lucia. Hence, the government continues to enhance and source markets for the island’s new and emerging crops as well as current crops such as bananas. In that regard, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet and Minister for Agriculture, ...

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Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Lucia welcomes new team member

(PRESS RELEASE) — The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has recently selected Ai-Lin Chen to serve as the specialist for the project for the Enhancement of the Efficiency of Production-Distribution Supply Chains in the Fruit and Vegetable Sector in Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Lucia. Chen recently graduated from the University of California, Davis where she earned dual ...

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Project officers discuss soil fertility project in Saint Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) — Principal officers, implementing a soil fertility project in Saint Lucia, met last week to revise the ongoing project. The delegation comprised the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morrocco to Saint Lucia, His Excellency Abderrahim Kadmiri, and the technical team from the Department of Agriculture headed by the Hon. Minister, Ezechiel Joseph. The team met to review the ...

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Saint Lucia to benefit from agreement between Taiwan and The Pan-American Development Foundation

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Embassy of Saint Lucia to the United States participated on April 11 in a signing ceremony between the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) and the Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF), that will amongst other things, support small-scale urban agriculture in Saint Lucia. H.E. Anton Edmunds, Saint Lucia’s ambassador to the United ...

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Top officials from Prime Minister’s Office and Taiwan Technical Mission tour Banana Productivity Improvement Project

(PRESS RELEASE) — Two top officials from the Prime Minister’s Office along with the Taiwan Technical Mission (ICDF) staff paid a courtesy call and a field visit to some of the project areas of the Banana Productivity Improvement Project (BPIP). The visit, which took place on April 4, 2019 Thursday last week, gave the officials a bird’s eye view of ...

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Saint Lucia gov’t commissions micro-fermentation plant in Micoud to assist cocoa farmers

(SNO) — The Saint Luia government has commissioned a reconfigured cocoa micro-fermentation plant in Anse Ger, Micoud which Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said will assist efforts at agricultural diversification on the island. In a statement on his Facebook page, Chastanet said the facility will assist cocoa farmers improve the fermenting process of their product. “The establishment of the chocolate factory ...

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