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Gov’t Making Appointments to Cannabis Board

The government is putting measures in place to finalise the appointment of members to sit on the board authority, a requirement of...

Landmark Cannabis Bill passes Lower House

The Cannabis Bill 2018 was passed in the Lower House yesterday. The Bill will regulate the production, prescribing, and supply of medical...

Ministry to consult on new agriculture laws

TheMinistry of Agriculture Fisheries and Barbuda affairs (MAFBA) will be hosting a Consultation on the Introduction of New Legislation to effectively Manage...

The Chief Vet calls for more full-time Livestock Farmers

Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Tubal Edwards would like to see more livestock farmers get into the business on a full-time basis.

Senior Government Officials and Experts in Kenya to Discuss Blue Economy Initiatives

(PRESS RELEASE) The Hon. Dean Jonas, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Barbuda Affairs; H.E. Karen Mae Hill, High Commissioner...

Farmers told to have a business approach to their livelihood

Senior Extension Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Owolabi Elabanjo said it is time for farmers to approach their livelihood as serious business...

Snail Removal Program Continues

Efforts continue in earnest to remove the invasive Giant African Snail from the environment. This is through a number...

Agriculture official examines ways to enhance local meat production

Director of Agriculture, Jedidiah Maxime has underscored the importance of strategic marketing to drive the agricultural sector to the next level in Antigua and...

Panel Discussion on Food Security brings a number of realities to light

“The future of Food and Nutrition Security in Antigua and Barbuda,” was the focus of a Panel Discussion held yesterday (Tues) as part of...

Antigua to observe World Food Day with activities

Although the official observance of World Food Day was held on 16th October, Antigua and Barbuda has organized a number of other activities to...

Two Hundred Thousand Snails Caught After First Month Of Bounty Hunting

The Plant Protection Unit has confirmed that more than 200 thousand Giant African Snails have been removed from the environment following its...

Expert wants diversified agriculture sector

FAO’s Agricultural Consultant, Mr. Elbert Johnson said that Antigua and Barbuda has the potential to develop a more economically-viable agriculture sector, if certain changes are...

Ban Lifted On Florida Palms Responsible For Lethal Yellowing Disease

Three professionals who grow and export plants from Florida have convinced the government to lift its six-year ban on the importation of...

Officials place conditions on import of citrus from Florida

(PRESS RELEASE) The Plant Protection Unit has completed its risk assessment to determine whether citrus fruit from Florida can...

Jonas wants breakfast added to school meals programme

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs, Hon. Dean Jonas, delivered the FAO's Director General's Message on the occasion of World Food...

All residents urged to ‘wage war’ against the Giant African Snail

“The Giant African Snails` presence is a ticking time bomb to food security in the Caribbean region.” That’s the...
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DNA promises lower food costs

Twenty-seven percent of the population in Antigua and Barbuda is malnourished according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). One Democratic National Alliance (DNA) spokesman,...

NOTICE: Poultry Farmers Association meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING FOR GENERAL MEMBERSHIP FOR THE ANTIGUA & BARBUDA POULTRY FARMERS ASSOCIATION. MEETING DATE:     13TH NOVEMBER 2017 MEETING TIME:      7:30 PM SHARP LOCATION:   ...

Poultry Farmers Association elects new executive

The membership of the Antigua & Barbuda Poultry Farmers Association ABPFA has unanimously elected a new executive to usher its membership over the next...
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WATCH: Farmers speak about issues affecting them

Carl Joseph just visited some farmers on their farms. Watch the video to see what he discovered. https://youtu.be/qtu37PFWtsE
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Disease still affecting thousands of palm trees in Antigua

The lethal yellowing disease is still a problem for Antigua and Barbuda. And this man is calling for more urgent action to address the problem. https://youtu.be/WwdaoBLtugM  

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