04 October 2011

Secretariat

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The Secretariat for the Caribbean Farmers Network is the Eastern Caribbean Trading Agriculture and Development Organisation (ECTAD), located in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

ECTAD is a nonprofit, non-governmental farmer base rural development organisation launched and registered in 1995. Its Mission is to improve the quality of life for rural farm families throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean. ECTAD has over 60 volunteer coordinators and over 1000 members/project participants covering over 18 villages. 

Main Fields of Activities

  1. Training
  2. Production Planning,
  3. Group Leadership and Development
  4. Good Agriculture Practices
  5. Marketing (Local and Overseas),
  6. Information and Communication (e.g.Manuals and Newsletters)
  7. Technical Support for local cooperation and regional integration of farmers’ groups.
  8. Youth and Women Development

General rural development (village clean-ups, disaster preparation, HIV awareness activities etc).

These activities are carried out by village groups based on their needs. 

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

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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