Saturday, January 29, 2022

Agriculture

Gov’t Making Appointments to Cannabis Board

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

Landmark Cannabis Bill passes Lower House

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

Ministry to consult on new agriculture laws

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

The Chief Vet calls for more full-time Livestock Farmers

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

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

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

Farmers told to have a business approach to their livelihood

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

Snail Removal Program Continues

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Efforts continue in earnest to remove the invasive Giant African Snail from the environment. This is through a number of government initiatives managed by the...

Agriculture official examines ways to enhance local meat production

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

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

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

Antigua to observe World Food Day with activities

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

Two Hundred Thousand Snails Caught After First Month Of Bounty Hunting

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

Expert wants diversified agriculture sector

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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 made going...

Ban Lifted On Florida Palms Responsible For Lethal Yellowing Disease

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