CaFAN Activities

Grenada Farmers Visited farmers in St. Vincent

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Several farmers from the North East Farmers Organisation (NEFO) visited St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) through a study tour program hosted by the Eastern Caribbean Trading Agriculture and Development Organisation (ECTAD) in collaboration with the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) from August 24th –27th 2010.  

The Study tour was one of NEFO activities funded under a Letter of Agreement (LoA) by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) through the European Union All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme (EU AAACP).    

The goal of the Study Tour was to identify key production and propagation techniques practiced in SVG that will enhance NEFO’s present and future crop production, for greater economic, financial and work -task force building opportunities.

The tour provided participants with the knowledge and information needed to enhance marketing, business development, services and networking in the agribusiness sector for the organization. This was done through NEFO farmers witnessing the production practices of Dasheen, Yams, Eddoes and Sweet Potatoes on both the Leeward and Windward locations and through visits to CARDI experimental stations, Ministry of Agriculture propagation station and the Taiwan’s experimental plot.

About 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 facing the agricultural sector in the Caribbean.

CaFAN organises training workshops, advocacy, study tours, information sharing, regional planning sessions, and produces a variety of publications.

CaFAN Members

Membership of CaFAN is open to farmers’ associations in countries of the Caribbean region. To date, the following countries have participated in activities of CaFAN:  Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts/Nevis; St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname.

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Stay in touch with CaFAN

Address:
P.O Box 827
New Montrose
Kingstown
St. Vincent & the Grenadines, West Indies

 

Telephone:
784-453-1004

 

Fax:
784-453-1239

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