Agronoticias: Agriculture News from Latin America and the Caribbean


Fishing in the Dominican Republic

Fishing in the Dominican Republic decreased by 50% over two decades

The surrounding seas suffer from pollution and overexploitation.
Woman in Supermarket

Origin labelling of food a boost for local economies and sustainable development

From Moroccan saffron to Cameroonian pepper, FAO-EBRD study highlights the multiple benefits of geographical indication labelling
Livestock fair in Colombia

How 3,000 cattle ranchers fight climate change in Colombia

The logic of the silvopastoral systems - which is the technical name for sustainable farms - is that: the greater the number [...]
Fishing in Peru

Fishing rights only represent 27% of fishing contributions to Peru

The president of the National Fisheries Society (SNP according to its acronym in Spanish), takes an interest in technical reviewing of payments [...]

Jamaican agriculture minister calls on farmers to produce more irish potatoes

The ultimate goal of the ministry is to terminate all potato imports.
biotechnology engineer examining unripe corn in a field

Study determines economic impact of agricultural biotechnology in Puerto Rico

The study indicates that the companies associated with these activities employ over 700 students.
Soy crops

Argentina cuts soybean crop forecast due to drought

Argentina’s rural entity Sociedad Rural (SRA) has urged the national government to accelerate the reduction in duties on soybean exports to help [...]
Fishermen dock their boats and go out to fish from this River Bay Fishing Village on Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jamaica receives USD 4.8 million aid from World Bank for fishers

“The project will also contribute to the objectives of the 2015 National Fisheries and Agriculture Policy, aimed at improving the sustainability of [...]
Mexico City

Efforts to reduce air and climate pollutants in Latin America could reap immediate health benefits

Poor air quality and climate change are already impacting vulnerable populations and ecosystems in the Latin American and Caribbean region, resulting in [...]
Anti-narcotics police in Colombia

Colombia may use drones to prevent coca production

Illegal crops have grown since 2012 in Colombia.