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Journal article
Antigua and Barbuda / Social Development: Springing Back into Shape

While tourism is the mainstay of the economy of the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, fisheries reforms will give them resilience from developments like COVID-19. Human-rights principles in small-scale fisheries were officially established with the publication in 2015 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) of...
Antigua and Barbuda
2021 - The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Newsletter article
Small-scale farmers to benefit from US$1.5-m project

Small-scale farmers in Jamaica and across five other Caribbean countries are being empowered to play greater roles in the food security of the region, through the ‘Sustainable, profitable value chains and market linkages in the Caribbean’ project. The project which is estimated to cost some US$1.5 million was officially launched on...
Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados - Grenada - Jamaica - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2015 - Jamaica Observer

Book
Petrocaribe: 10 años de lucha contra el hambre y la pobreza

La publicación "PETROCARIBE: 10 años de lucha contra el hambre. Lecciones Aprendidas", contiene la sistematización producto de una reciente investigación realizada por el Programa de Cooperación Venezuela-FAO, SANA, de las historias de éxito contra el hambre y la desnutrición consecuencia de planes y proyectos implementados en el marco de los...
Antigua and Barbuda - Belize - Dominican Republic - El Salvador - Grenada - Haiti - Jamaica - Nicaragua - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname
2015 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Blog article
Small Farmers can expect the Caribbean farmers network to assist in marketing their produce in addition to forming links across the region

Farmers will be assisted in marketing selected produce and creating links in the region, with the establishment of the Caribbean farmer’s network (CAFAN). Chief Coordinator, Jethro Greene says it was recognized that everyone cannot get involved from the inception; so CAFAN will work with those who are willing to get...
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2015 - Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Blog article
CaFAN Regional Value Chain Alliance Project

The Caribbean Farmers Network has signed on June 20, 2015, a cost-sharing contract for a project titled, "Sustainable, profitable value chains, and market linkages in the Caribbean" with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA). CaFAN and CTA have been long standing partners since the inception of CaFAN in...
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2015 - Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Newsletter article
Small farmers to benefit from caribbean linkages

Small-scale farmers in the Caribbean, including Jamaica, are to benefit from a project geared at building marketing linkages across the region. The project, dubbed 'Sustainable, profitable value chain and market linkages in the Caribbean', is being spearheaded by Sandals Foundation, Caribbean Farmers Network Inc (CaFAN) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture...
Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados - Grenada - Jamaica - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2015 - The Gleaner

Website
Family Farming website

The website about family farmers and their farms, begun in 2014 to show the diversity of family farmers ‘Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth‘ by a collection of first hand experiences (snapshots) as an educational resource for anywhere in the world. The concept of this comes from the  International...
Afghanistan - Albania - Algeria - American Samoa - Andorra - Angola - Anguilla - Antarctica - Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina - Armenia - Aruba - Australia - Austria - Azerbaijan - Bahamas - Bahrain - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belarus - Belgium - Belize - Benin - Bermuda - Bhutan - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Botswana - Bouvet Island - Brazil - British Virgin Islands - Brunei Darussalam - Bulgaria - Burkina Faso - Burundi - Cabo Verde - Cambodia - Cameroon - Canada - Cayman Islands - Central African Republic - Chad - Channel Islands - Chile - China - China, Hong Kong SAR - China, Macao SAR - Christmas Island - Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Colombia - Comoros - Congo - Cook Islands - Costa Rica - Croatia - Cuba - Curaçao - Cyprus - Czechia - Côte d'Ivoire - Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Denmark - Djibouti - Dominica - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - Egypt - El Salvador - Equatorial Guinea - Eritrea - Estonia - Ethiopia - Faroe Islands - Fiji - Finland - France - French Guyana - French Polynesia - French Southern Territories - Gabon - Gambia - Georgia - Germany - Ghana - Gibraltar - Greece - Greenland - Grenada - Guadeloupe - Guam - Guatemala - Guernsey - Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Guyana - Haiti - Heard and McDonald Islands - Holy See
2014 - Family farms.enviroed4all

Book
Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

An FAO report on urban and peri-urban agriculture in the region
This new FAO report – in English and Spanish – looks at progress made in“growing greener cities” in Latin America and the Caribbean – cities in which urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is recognized by public policy, included in urban developmentstrategies and land-use planning, supported by agricultural research and extension,...
Antigua and Barbuda - Argentina - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Brazil - Chile - Cuba - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - El Salvador - Guatemala - Guyana - Haiti - Honduras - Jamaica - Mexico - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2014

Report
Ciudades más verdes en América Latina y el Caribe

Un informe de la FAO sobre la agricultura urbana y periurbana en la región
El informe presenta la agricultura urbana y periurbana en 23 países y 10 ciudades. Muestra como esta actividad es decisiva para la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de los sectores pobres de la población urbana de la región, que suministra a numerosos habitantes de las ciudades “alimentos locales” frescos de elevado...
Antigua and Barbuda - Belize - Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Chile - Colombia - Cuba - Dominican Republic - El Salvador - Guatemala - Guyana - Haiti - Honduras - Jamaica - Nicaragua - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Suriname
2014 - Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO)

Report
Annual Report of the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) 2013

The Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) presently represents over 500,000 small farmers spread across fifteen Caribbean countries; Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts/ Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. CaFAN member farmers organisations are directly involved in...
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Haiti - Jamaica - Montserrat - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2013 - Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Conference proceedings
Proceedings. International Seminar on Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture

The first international workshop focusing on the needs of Caribbean countries was held in La Havana, Cuba, 14-17 May, 2012. The workshop included 24 presentations in three academic sessions and a field trip to one of Cuba´s iconic periurban garden (organoponic). The workshop provided an opportunity to share experiences and...
Antigua and Barbuda - Belize - Colombia - Cuba - Dominican Republic - Guyana - Haiti - Saint Lucia - United States of America
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Report
Land law and agricultural production in the Eastern Caribbean

A regional overview of issues and options
The report highlights commonalties and differences among prevalent land tenure, land use and land administration problems and practices affecting agriculture in the OECS, as well as policy and legislative responses to those problems. Recommendations for amending, updating or harmonizing existing national laws, as appropriate, are also proposed. A key message...
Antigua and Barbuda - Dominica - Grenada - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2013 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Newsletter
Family Farming Newsletter for Latin America and the Caribbean, April - June 2013

Numerous activities have been planned this year to celebrate the International Year of Quinoa, and we are now preparing for the International Year of Family Farming. Both events serve to raise awareness about the need to protect and strengthen Latin America's traditional agricultural production systems and promote them among governments...
Antigua and Barbuda - Guatemala - Jamaica - Mexico - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Uruguay
2013

Conference proceedings
Regional policy forum on youth and rural modernization

The Forum was divided into five segments and took the form of panel discussions. The four main panels were: Youth Business Development in the Caribbean; Valorizing youth and rural resources through enterprise development. Leadership and Advocacy; Building capacities for policy development, succession planning and sustainability. Agriculture in schools; Broadening the scope and possibilities...
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname
2012 - The Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Conference proceedings
Regional value chain training workshop

The objective of the workshop was to improve the understanding of value chain frameworks, mechanisms and tools to be used in the development and implementation of projects within the regional network of CaFAN. Specifically, CaFAN aimed to build capacity among farmer leaders in upgrading and managing commodity value chains, which...
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2011

Conference proceedings
Youth in agriculture regional workshop

The workshop was designed to address the main contributors to the lack of youth involvement in the sector and also to provide an enabling environment for the young and the not so young within the network to come together, exchange ideas, develop leaders and find common solutions to common problems....
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2010 - Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Conference proceedings
Caribbean regional workshop on strengthening the capacity of farmer’s organizations to respond to changing agricultural markets

This was a regional workshop that brought together representatives from regional and national producer organizations, representatives in agribusiness from the Caribbean region and members of the Caribbean Farmers’ Network. It was held to identify capacity building strategies that agricultural producer organizations and networks at the regional, national and sub-national levels...
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2008 - Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Website
Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

The Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), formed in 2004, is a regional network of Farmers' Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the Caribbean. CaFAN's major focus is to foster linkages, training and information sharing amongst Caribbean farmers so that they are in a better position to respond to the key challenges...
Antigua and Barbuda - Bahamas - Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2004 - Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Journal article
Land reform is not enough

Farming in the Caribbean
An Antiguan farmer put it this way: “Just giving a man a piece of land and not providing other facilities like water... I think farmers will still find themselves in a lot of trouble.” These words summarize some recent research findings on Caribbean land tenure. The researchers to whom the farmer’s...
Antigua and Barbuda - Jamaica
1986 - International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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