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Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar says the Banana Rehabilitation program will continue this weekend since due to the current climatic conditions they have seen an increase in the levels of the Black Sigatoka Disease. He said they currently have the disease under control and they currently have three spraying teams in the field addressing this… Continue Reading →

Mikael Barford $28,000,000 Support Package For The Banana Accompanying Measures Programme

A top official from the European Union has Stressed the need for Agriculture Stakeholders to work closer with the farming Communities towards the continued development of the Agricultural Sector. The European Union’s Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Mikael Barford was speaking at a Media Conference where he announced a 28-million dollar support package… Continue Reading →

SVG Could See A New Black Sigatoka Resistant Banana Variety

Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar says local authorities may have to consider introducing a new variety of banana here that is more resistant to the Black Sigatoka Disease. Minister Caesar made the disclosure, as he responded to a question in Parliament on Tuesday. He was providing an update on the progress being made in containing… Continue Reading →

Local Banana Industry Could See A Boost With New Acres of Land Allocated For Production

Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Ceasar, said they intend to produce five hundred acres worth of Banana Plantlets for 2015. He gave this assurance during his contribution to the debate on the 2015 National Budget in Parliament yesterday. Minister Ceasar said they will be maximizing the production of these plantlets at the Tissue Culture Lab, as… Continue Reading →

Saboto Caesar Urges Banana Farmers To Follow The Right Practices

The Ministry of Agriculture will be taking steps in the New Year to address the issue of poorly maintained banana plantations. Word of this came from Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar, during his remarks at the opening of the 14th Annual General Assembly of the SVG Fair Trade Organization on Tuesday. Minister Caesar said there are… Continue Reading →

Ministry Of Agriculture Will Provide Boost To Local Banana Production

Local Banana farmers can look forward to a major boost for the sector in the upcoming months, as they prepare to increase production to meet expanding demand. Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar announced at a News Conference on Wednesday that there is now a greater demand for locally produced bananas. Minister Caesar said the Ministry… Continue Reading →