Tag Archives: Cornelius Richards

Earth Day

Issues relating to environmental protection will be highlighted this weekend as the global community observes Earth Day on Saturday April 22nd. Cornelius Richards, Senior Forestry Supervisor, said numerous communities celebrated an entire week of activities which focused on environmental issues that the world faces. Speaking on NBC’s Face to Face programme this morning, Mr. Richards… Continue Reading →

Farmers planting trees and climate change

Cornelius Richards, Senior Forestry Supervisor, said Vincentian farmers should adopt integrated forest management practices. He said Agro-Forestry remains one of the most efficient ways of maintaining the forests without affecting food production. This type of forestry includes the planting of trees strategically on farming settings which can help to reduce the effects of climate change… Continue Reading →

Food in Climate change

“Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too,” is the theme for this year’s World Food Day. St. Vincent and the Grenadines will join the global community in observing World Food Day 2016 on Sunday, October 16th. Senior Forestry Supervisor, Cornelius Richards believes that strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers, it is possible to guarantee… Continue Reading →

Vincentians are being assured that the forest and wildlife reserves remain generally intact following the passage of a trough system on Christmas

Vincentians are being assured that the forest and wildlife reserves remain generally intact following the passage of a trough system on Christmas which resulted in unprecedented flooding across the country. Following a preliminary assessment of these valuable ecosystems, Acting Director of Forestry, Fitzgerald Providence said only minor damage was sustained. Speaking on NBC’s Face to… Continue Reading →

A preliminary assessment is being carried out by the Forestry Department in the Ministry of Agriculture….

A preliminary assessment is being carried out by the Forestry Department in the Ministry of Agriculture, to determine the impact of the Christmas flooding and landslides on the nation have forested areas. Speaking on NBC’s Face to Face programme this week, Acting Director of Forestry, Fitzgerald Providence said most of the damage occurred along rivers… Continue Reading →