Non-traditional crop production, Guyana. Image via Guyana Chronicle
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Guyanese farmers excited about the prospects of non-traditional crops

With support from the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), farmers in Guyana are expanding their production of non-traditional food crops: [F]armers Shawn Wynter and Tenogney Rambarose are excited about the prospects of their non-traditional crops at their respective farms in the East Berbice-Corentyne village. One of the farmers …

Dominican farmer. Image credit: scottmontreal
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Farmers in Dominica to benefit from World Bank funded hurricane recovery grant

Over 3000 farmers in Dominica will benefit from grants to assist them in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Maria: The government of Dominica, through the Ministry of Agriculture has signed an agreement with the Dominica Agricultural and Industrial (AID) Bank for seven million US dollars to assist farmers following …

Starfish Market produce clerk Leslie Lambertis and Josephine Roller put a fresh bag of St. John-grown greens on the shelf.. Image via the St. John Source.
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Coral Bay Organic Gardens in St. John, USVI, is making a post-Irma comeback

To close the day, an inspirational story from the St. John Source about the post-hurricane recovery of the Coral Bay Organic Gardens/Josephine’s Greens: Discerning shoppers at Starfish Market on St. John were thrilled this week to see the first delivery of Josephine’s Greens since Hurricane Irma. “I’m so excited. I …

Johanan Dujon. Image credit: Johanan Dujon
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Saint Lucian Johanan Dujon turns sargassum seaweed into organic fertilizer

Young Saint Lucia entrepreneur Johanan Dujon has started what has been described as “the Caribbean’s first indigenous agriculture biotech company“, turning sargassum seaweed into fertilizer. From Caribbean Beat: Last year, Dujon was a presenter at the Earth Optimism Summit organised by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The inaugural event …

USDA NRCS conservation innovation grants
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Opportunity: Conservation Innovation Grants for agricultural lands in the US Caribbean

The United States Departure of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants for qualifying entities in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (as well as other US states and territories): Conservation Innovation Grants are competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption …