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Information Sharing on Low-Chemical Agricultural Practices Supported by Ministries of Agriculture and Community Organisations of the OECS under the CATS Programme
TAMCC students consult facilitator during lunch break at Natural Pest Control training at the farm of Evans Gooding of NEFO Farmers Saint Lucia has been conducting many training sessions on non-chemical use within the agricultural sector.  These have been facilitated by Agronomist, Thaddeus Constantine of the Ministry of Agriculture.  Several private and public sector entities within the State have also benefitted from the technical expertise of Mr. Quint Odlum, on the installation and appl...
Anse Chastanet/Jade Mountain, Ministry of Agriculture and the CATS Programme partner for Sustainable Livelihoods in Soufriere through Mushroom Cultivation Training
Participants learn various skills associated with mushroom cultivation and pure culture During the week of March 6th 2017, Nick Troubetzkoy’s Emerald Farm of Jade Mountain/Anse Chastanet  hosted a training for farmers in Mushroom Cultivation.  This initiative was birthed during discussions of the Emerald Farm Manager, Dr. Pawan Srivastava, with project partners, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) Programme which is implemented jointly by the Ger...

IWOKRAMA: Using a forest without loosing it

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IWOKRAMA: Using a forest without loosing it
Iwokrama's Timber Harvesting Model.The BrandAll of Iwokrama’s business models are designed to follow international economic, social and environmental best practices and employ innovative governance systems involving various stakeholders. The Centre will use the results of the research and experience it acquired in Phase I of its operations in areas such as forest dynamics, pre-harvest and post-harvest inventories, community engagement, certification, facilities layout and logistics to help r...
Tour Guide Training: Birding and basic Elements of Tour Guiding
See also: Article on IWOKRAMA's Facebook page Guyana Chronicle: Iwokrama to conduct bird watching and basic tour guide training Guyana Chronicle: Iwokrama teaching East Coast residents all about eco-tourism and birding Outdoor training... A five days training course was held in October and November 2014 at IWOKRAMA for an audience of about 25 participants. This training focused on application of field bird watching techniques and identification as it applies to coastal birding with an emphas...

Environmental Awareness and Communications Training

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Environmental Awareness and Communications Training
From November 16 to 20, 2015, the CATS-Programme organized an Environmental Awareness and Communications Training in Saint Vincent. 20 participants from the Communications Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Industry, Forestry & Fisheries, and other institutions participated at the one week training sessions. The team of trainers – Candice Ramessar and Carolyn Walcott – facilitated the sessions on environmental education and communication practices. The training was c...

New maps from CATS

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New maps from CATS
GIZ-CATS offers two new maps for free download: The 1:50.000 map of Saint Lucia with geo-referenced CATS projects.The 1:2.500 map of Castries. CATS Saint Lucia Map CATS Castries Map Download 150dpi version [6MB]Download 75dpi version [5MB]Maps with higher resolution are available here.The maps were produces with ESRI ArcGIS 10.2. Data sources: SLING and CATS.

Training Workshop on Natural Pest Control

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Training Workshop on Natural Pest Control
Thaddeus Constantin, Agronomist at the Ministry of Agriculture On September 15th 2015 a training workshop for female farmers had been organised in collaboration of the Belle Vue Farmers’ Cooperative and the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions Programme. The session focused on Natural Pest Control and showed farmers which pesticides they can “cook” with natural ingredients found in their immediate environment. Read more...
The CATS-Programme organised a water quality assessment in the Moliniere-Beausejour Watershed in Grenada and a training for MPA rangers and Environmental Health officers as well as an awareness workshop for farmers. The sessions and assessment was facilitated by Ermine Herman from CARPHA’s Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department based in Saint Lucia. In April 2015 Ermine Herman, Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department, CARPHA, undertook a water quality as...
On Friday, August 14th 2015, the Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS) Programme, operated by Caribbean Public Health’s (CARPHA) Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department and GIZ, German Development Cooperation, handed over equipment to both the Belle Vue Farmers‘ Cooperative (BVFC) and the Soufriere Marine Management Authority (SMMA).The CATS-Programme is operating a Ridge-To-Reef-Approach in Saint Lucia – focusing on good agricultural practices in the hinterland o...

Eradication of Invasive Alien Plant Species

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The Pitons Management Area (PMA) Office was established in 2006 and functions as a project within the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology of the Government of Saint Lucia. It was a response to requirements of the PMA Management Plan of 2003 and has primary responsibility for matters pertaining to PMA management and conservation. Since March 2015, the PMA Office has benefited from a programme of support funded by the (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusa...
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