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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
La yuca: una alternativa de desarrollo para pequeños agroempresarios

Técnicos agrícolas de 12 países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) conocieron, en Costa Rica, nuevas alternativas para agregar valor a la producción de yuca (Manihot esculenta) y tecnologías modernas de procesamiento para este cultivo, lo cual les permitirá fortalecer la industria, promover la diversificación de mercados y mejorar...
Barbados - Colombia - Costa Rica - El Salvador - Grenada - Guatemala - Guyana - Honduras - Jamaica - Nicaragua - Panama - Suriname
2015 - Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)

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)

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

Newsletter article
Caribbean Week of Agriculture: “Take care of the land and it will take care of you,” farmer tells regional forum

Farmers in the region on Monday welcomed the attention being placed on family farming, but cautioned against the absence of women and youth, shifting goalposts and ignoring cultural elements in the development of policy for the sub-sector. The advice was provided from the floor at a seminar titled ‘Caribbean Agricultural Transformation:...
Suriname
2014 - Kaieteur News

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)

Newsletter
AGRIVYBZ, Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) Newsletter #15

This issue (June, 2013), contains: CaFAN holds Multi-stakeholders National Consultations Training Young People on Youth Policies Memorandum of Understanding signed CTA conducts Impact Study Buyer Grower Forums, stories from Jamaica and Saint Lucia CaFAN members kick-start PROPEL CaFAN Hosts Interns Upcoming Events
Barbados - Belize - Dominica - Grenada - Guyana - Jamaica - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Suriname - Trinidad and Tobago
2013 - Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Newsletter
Family Farming Newsletter for Latin America and the Caribbean, January-March 2013

The year 2013 is of particular importance: it is the year we celebrate the International Year of Quinoa (IYQ), and we formally begin to prepare for the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) in 2014. Quinoa and Family Farming go hand in hand: both can contribute substantially toward the fight against hunger. However, to tap their...
Nicaragua - Paraguay - Peru - Suriname - 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)

Case study
Fisheries in Transition

50 Interviews with the Fishing Sector
This report provides 50 interviews from fisheries that are moving towards sustainability. It takes the approach of speaking to those who are directly involved in fishing, earn their livelihoods on a daily basis from fishing and often work at the sharp end in dangerous conditions. These are the people, together...
Australia - Bahamas - Canada - Chile - Colombia - Denmark - Ecuador - Fiji - France - Gambia - Iceland - India - Indonesia - Isle of Man - Japan - Madagascar - Mexico - Mozambique - Namibia - Nauru - New Zealand - Norway - Peru - Philippines - Russian Federation - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - South Africa - Spain - Suriname - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - United Republic of Tanzania - United States of America - Viet Nam
2012 - Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit

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)

Manual
Participatory training and curriculum development for Farmer Field Schools in Guyana and Suriname

A field guide on Integrated Pest Management and aquaculture in rice
This curriculum, developed and edited by the trainees of the IPM rice-fish ToT, is not a cooking recipe, but an inspirational document which is free for modifications based on local needs. Its contents are a blend of actual ToT experience and other sources, prepared under the guidance of the two...
Guyana - Suriname
2008

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)
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