FAO in Jamaica, Bahamas and Belize

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29 June 2018
FAO calls children and teens from all over the world, age 5 to 19 years, to use their imagination and create a poster that illustrates their idea of Zero Hunger. Young minds can be inspired by the World Food Day Activity Book that explains what Zero Hunger is all about, and how everyone needs...
18 April 2018
Launched by FAO and the Government of Brazil, the Contest on Good Practices in School Feeding Programmes (SFPs) in Latin America and the Caribbean aims to identify successful experiences of school feeding programmes in the region. School feeding experiences shared during the contest will inform a digital publication intended to...
30 March 2018
Representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Education, and Health engaged farmer organizations, lunch vendors, local food producers and caterers in discussions towards the revamping of the Bahamas National School Feeding Programme (SFP). These discussions were informed by findings of a comprehensive National Assessment of the SFP in the...
30 March 2018
Ginger has long been a revered spice in Caribbean cuisine. In Jamaica, the spice was traditionally known to be of a very high quality, however, over the years, production decreased mainly due to the prevalence of the Ginger Rhizome Rot (GRR) Disease, affecting farmers in key growing areas. Since 2016, FAO...
23 March 2018
In Jamaica, the small ruminants sector has been slow to develop as a sustainable and lucrative industry. The Jamaican Government and its people have made efforts to improve breeds and diversify products to include cosmetics, clothing, goat cheese and goat milk, but the production quantity has often been small and...