CaFAN Activities

CaFAN Secretariat participates in Health Fair

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0img 2846A healthy body has always been linked with proper nutrition and good lifestyle. Nutrition is obtained by the foods we eat. It is therefore important for us to establish linkages between food and health. 
On Sunday June 28th, the Eastern Caribbean Trading Agriculture and Development Organisation (E.C.T.A.D.) and the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), participated in a 'Health Fair' organized by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines (S.V.G.) Region of Seventh Day Adventist in collaboration with the United Hands Incorporated, the Medical Relief Association, and the Ministry of Health and the Environment (S.V.G.).
Thousands of Vincentians gathered at the S.V.G. Community College (A' Level Division) from as early as 6:00am.   The attendees were offered free medication consultations, dental services, eye checks, blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol checks, hearing tests and counselling by West Indian health professionals living abroad that had made a decision to give back to their Caribbean region.
0img 28550img 2856ECTAD is pleased to have been invited to attend this very important health fair and to showcase  the important linkages between agriculture and health.  Displayed were publications of local foods being used to prevent non-communicable diseases that are affecting the health of many Vincentians.  Also displayed were root-crops, herbs, vegetables, etc.

CaRAPN Medium Term Strategic Planning Workshop

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Mr. Neil Gomes of Antigua and Barbuda, will be representing CaFAN at the CaRAPN Medium Term Strategic Planning Workshop.  The workshop will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from July 27-29th, 2010 at the Normandie Hotel, St. Anns, Trinidad.

 The main objectives of the meeting is to:

  1. Establish the context and platform for strengthening agricultural policy networking in CARICOM in the medium term (2010-2015)
  2. Within that context, to define a niche for CaRAPAN and thus develop a strategic plan to guide operations in the medium term
  3. Recommend practical formal and informal processes and mechanisms to engage partners, stakeholders, beneficiaries of CaRAPAN.

The meeting is organised with by IICA with technical and financial support from CARDI and CTA.

Regional Training Course in Agribusiness Management of Farmers Organisations

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The Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) under the European Union All African Caribbean and Pacific Agricultural Commodities Programme (EU AAACP), and the Italy funded “Promoting CARICOM / CARIFORUM Food Security” Project (GTFS/RLA/141/ITA)  is co-hosting and organizing a ‘Regional Training Course in Agribusiness Management for Farmers’ Organizations’.


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.

See our list of members

CaFAN Partners

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Stay in touch with CaFAN

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