A Regional Consultation on Sustainable Crop Production Intensification, including Save and Grow, was organized by FAO’s Sub-Regional Office of the Caribbean from 4-5 October 2012, at the UN House Conference Room, Christchurch, Barbados.
Participants reviewed the findings of a Baseline Survey on sustainable production practices in Barbados and six countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and identified areas where assistance would be required. These include Land and Water Management: capacity building and development of training materials in Rainwater Harvesting technologies, Water use efficiency, Integrated plant nutrition management and Composting.
The establishment of in-country pilots was also proposed, ranging from the promotion of backyard gardens and seed banks to pilots demonstrating Climate Smart Agriculture.
Baseline Survey Report
Session 1: Background and Objectives of the Consultation
Session 1: Presentation on ‘Save and Grow’
Session 2: Crops and Varieties (from Baseline Survey)
Session 2: International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (ITPGRFA)
Session 2: Guyana Country Report on PGRFA
Session 3: Farming Systems (from Baseline Survey)
Session 3: CAWAI - Georges Felix
Session 3: CAWAI - Jean-Louis Diman
Session 3: Cuba Seminar on Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture (UPA) - E. Owolabi and V Lopez
Session 3: CaFAN presentation on UPA
Session 4: Climate Smart Agriculture
Session 4: Land and Water Management (Baseline Survey and FAO projects)
Session 5: Cropping Systems (Baseline Survey)
Session 5: Presentation - Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Session 6: Resource Mobilization - GTZ Project
Session 6: Resource Mobilization - IWECO Project
Session 6: Resource Mobilization - PLISM Project