Aquaponics. Image: Plant Chicago.
Agriculture

FAO workshop to help Caribbean aquaponics farmers improve market access

This week in Barbados, the FAO will be holding a workshop aimed at helping aquaponics farmers from around the Caribbean build their businesses sustainably: Helping Caribbean aquaponics farmers learn and use efficient business practices that can increase their market access and support more sustainable food production in the region is …

Guaiacum officinale, an endangered Caribbean plant. Image: via Wikipedia
Biodiversity

Caribbean scientists receive training in endangered species assessment

Scientists from six Caribbean countries recently participated in a training course in The Bahamas on how to assess potentially threatened and endangered species for classification on the IUCN Red List: Fourteen Bahamian and eight Caribbean experts took part in a week of training in Nassau on how to assess threatened …

Marine biologist Angelique Braithwaite. Image: courtesy Angelique Brathwaite.
Biodiversity

Green Antilles interview: Angelique Brathwaite

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with marine biologist Angelique Brathwaite. Angelique is from Barbados, and splits most of her working time these days between her home country and France. Her passion is working with coral reefs, from the science to management to training divers to showing how to conduct underwater …

Caribbean Week of Agriculture
Agriculture

Event: Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018

Barbados is the host country for Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018, which starts today (October 8): During the week of October 8 to 12, 2018, the Government of Barbados will be hosting the fifteenth (15th) Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) under the theme: “Strengthening Agriculture for a Healthier Future in …

BIOPAMA website
Biodiversity

Vacancy: Technical Assistant, Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme, IUCN

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean is inviting applications for the post of Technical Assistant with the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme. The position is based in Barbados. The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme aims …

Megan Trotman. Image: courtesy Megan Trotman.
Interview
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Green Antilles interview: Megan Trotman

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with Megan Trotman, a young professional at the start of her environmental career. Megan, who grew up in Barbados, graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Environmental Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is is currently working as an intern at the University …

Simera Crawford. Image: courtesy of Simera Crawford.
Innovation
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Green Antilles interview: Simera Crawford

Today’s Green Antilles interview is with Simera Crawford. Simera is the executive founder of the Caribbean Environmental Management Bureau, and the mastermind behind BitEgreen, an enterprise that aims to transform waste management in Barbados by using gamification as an incentive to recycling. Please explain to Green Antilles readers what BitEgreen …