Tag Archives: Farmers

Local Farmers Need Effective Solutions To Quell Their Economic Struggles

Local Farmers are being urged to come up with creative ways to tackle the financial challenges which have been emerging in recent years. The call came from Chairman of the SVG Fair Trade organisation, Denniston Samuel, as he addressed the Organization’s 15th Annual General Assembly on Monday. Mr. Samuel said the Farmer must take control… Continue Reading →

Local Farmers And Cooperatives Should Work Closer Together

Minister of National Mobilization, Frederick Stephenson is appealing to farmers throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines to work closer with cooperatives throughout the country. He reiterated the importance of this collaboration during last week’s launch of the Fancy Agricultural Vegetable Farmers’ Cooperative (FAVCO) at the Fancy Primary School. Last week, FAVFCO also launched its “Vegetable… Continue Reading →

Falling Oil Prices Means Rising Savings For The Farmers Of SVG

Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Ceasar, said the government continues to subsidize the price of fertilizer as part of efforts to boost agricultural production in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He was speaking in Parliament this morning while contributing to the debate on the 2015 national budget. Minister Ceasar said every sack of fertilizer sold to… Continue Reading →

Gospel Concert To Be Held In Fancy Next Month

The Pan Against Crime Committee is currently preparing to host a massive Gospel Concert in the Community of Fancy, next month. Co-ordinator of the Pan Against Crime Committee Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Jonathon Nicholls, said they will be collaborating with Former Minister of Culture, Rene Baptiste and other individuals and organizations to make this… Continue Reading →

Jethro Greene On Dropping Food And Oil Prices And What It Means For Farmers

As global oil prices continue to slide to record lows, a top agricultural official is urging leaders in the agricultural industry to take a proactive approach to ensuring the sustainability of the regions’ agricultural industry. Chief Coordinator of the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), Jethro Greene, is urging farmers and policy makers not to be complacent… Continue Reading →