I have submitted an application to theYouth Agripreneur Project (YAP). For those of you not familiar with the “YAP” project it is a pilot program which targets young agricultural entrepreneurs or “agripreneurs”.
My proposal is titled ‘Ebites’: More than a blog—becoming a business aims to promote the use of ICTs in the agricultural sector and will place a specific emphasis on livestock issues, youth leadership, rural cooperation and policy development and advocacy for the inclusion of women in agriculture. Part of the dream for my business venture is to change the way people perceive agriculture by making more success stories available to readers and viewers.Continue reading →
In the climate community we are all aware that developing countries feel the effect of climate change sometimes more heavily than developed countries. But what of Small Island developing states (SIDS)? Due to the miniscule stature of these nations we have little effect on the wider world and as a result we are forgotten. Apologies for being blunt but this is likely true. However what will the leaders of the wider world have to say in 2015 as the climate change issue is now heavily, albeit ironically affecting agriculture, our one and only food source?
A rundown of effects
“The most obvious felt consequence of climate change has been a rise in temperatures affecting poultry, dairy and pig industries and to a lesser extent on small ruminants,” explains Mr. Norman Gibson, Science Officer at the Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI) headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago. With regards to the poultry sector, adverse effects include higher mortality and morbidity (that is reduced productivity) though that industry’s structure is based entirely on imported inputs and production processes. Therefore the privately run Caribbean Poultry Association is primed to commit the necessary resources to combat the problem. On the other hand for the dairy sector, effects include reduced feed conversion and milk production.Continue reading →
Amidst the hype on the decriminalisation of marijuana and the subsequent “herb” revolution, has any real thought been put into the possibilities that could develop as a result?
We in Trinidad and Tobago have for the most part, always had a buffer to protect against economic strain and the resulting ills (I’m referring to the natural resources of oil and gas mainly, among the many others that we are blessed with). However, even when managed with extreme care, they are not renewable and therefore leave us vulnerable. Continue reading →
I am an avidTEDx Talksfan who is constantly on the lookout for new talks that will stimulate discussions among my friends and colleagues. Thus, when I saw this video from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, I knew I had to share it with you guys. Continue reading →
For me, every day I am alive is a day to celebrate, but it is still nice to have a day called “International Women’s Day”. I admit my greetings are a bit late, but I could not let this day go by without sharing my greetings with you. Continue reading →
Every year for Carnival, hundreds of travellers visit the islands to celebrate this event. Most visitors, once they experience Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival return. Sometimes they will even encourage their friends and relatives to visit. As a result, the influx of tourism designed events has become a primary source of revenue for the food and beverage, and hospitality industry, as well as generates employment opportunities. Continue reading →
“Pssst Pssst June, hear dis nah… ah hav ah two acres ah land feh sale, yuh interested?” if someone comes whispering to you about property that they have for sale in that manner run, don’t walk, don’t skip just run. No good can ever come from the exchange of goods or services via a whisper.
The world needs creative, innovative and courageous young people who can connect, collaborate and act. We know that youth may only be 20% of the population but they are 100% of the future. The time is now to let them share their dreams and design the future they want to see.