Agriculture Minister stresses the importance of Marketing to the Farming Community

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs has underscored the importance of a sound Marketing Plan if the agriculture industry and all stakeholders in Antigua and Barbuda are to receive meaningfully benefits. The Hon. Dean Jonas reiterated the point this week at a meeting with key agriculture personnel and representatives from the farming community. He stated that when he came into office earlier this year, a National Marketing Plan was not available and this was placed high on his agenda. Although work on the marketing plan is still in progress…

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Agriculture Minister Urges Attention To Veterinary Medicine

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs Hon. Dean Jonas has underscored the important role that Vets play in the health and well-being of the nations across the region. He made the point today at the Official Opening of the 13th Meeting of CaribVet Steering Committee which began at the St James Club on Monday. He told the delegates that they should continue to pay very close attention to the profession of veterinary medicine. He encouraged the delegates to develop better communications among themselves in an effort to further develop…

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Agricultural Development in the Caribbean About to Advance

Alquimi Renewables announced on Saturday that it has successfully formalized an exclusive long term licensing agreement with engineering firm Megalo Solutions Inc., of Phoenix Arizona, to supply and construct off-grid hydroponic solar greenhouses throughout the Caribbean and Latin America trade regions.  Alquimi has also secured project financing sources who have dedicated US$300m towards the establishment of sixteen planned operations in the Caribbean alone.  In addition, a major US grower company has agreed to manage all greenhouse operations. The agreement appoints Alquimi Renewables as the exclusive project developer for the region…

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