South-South cooperation will allow for strengthening Caribbean beekeeping based on…

first_img CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security… (IICA) The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Argentina and four Caribbean countries (Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis) will participate in a regional South-South cooperation project to strengthen the beekeeping industry in Caribbean countries by increasing the productivity of beehives. In Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis, Argentine specialists will facilitate the installation of Perone beehives, which are more productive than the Langstroth beehives that are traditionally used in those countries. Mar 23, 2020 Member States to Boost Food Production To Lessen COVID-19… IICA will coordinate a project aimed at increasing honey production in Caribbean countries, using a new variety of beehives. IICA establishes Advisory Council for Food Security in the… Apr 3, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… center_img You may be interested in… Mar 18, 2020 CARDI Working With Stakeholders to Bolster Agriculture… IICA has supported Caribbean apiculture over the course of many years and will now coordinate the provision of advisory services by specialists from Argentina, the world’s third largest exporter of natural honey. Due to its rich diversity of flora and fauna, the Caribbean region has great potential for apiculture. The project, entitled ApiCaribe, will be developed through triangular cooperation between the Ministries of Agriculture of the four countries, Argentina and IICA. The initial phase will be launched in July 2019, to be implemented over the course of one year. As part of the second phase, the project would be scaled up to include other Caribbean countries and would be implemented based on each country’s specific needs and priorities with respect to the development of its beekeeping industry. “ApiCaribe seeks to foster scientific apiculture as an integrated agricultural practice that allows for improving crop productivity, by supporting pollination and the production of honey and other beehive products; this, in turn, will allow for boosting producers’ income and well-being,” stated Beverly Best, Director of External and Institutional Relations at IICA. Given its nature, beekeeping requires a healthy physical environment to thrive; consequently, it serves as a barometer for nature, indicating the quality of air, water, soil, and sources of pollen and nectar within a given space. Additionally, honey production generates very little waste, making apiculture an ideal industry for adopting a bioeconomy approach. ApiCaribe will drive knowledge sharing and the development of production capabilities, in order to guarantee the sustainability of the project’s interventions. Given Caribbean countries’ high level of vulnerability to climate change, as well as apiculture’s great potential to generate socio-economic benefits in rural communities throughout the region, this project affords a valuable opportunity to guide these economies towards sustainability. Aug 19, 2020 IICA Will Assist Caribbean To Boost Trade in Goods, Agricultural Information Exchange, Strengthen Food SecuritySan Jose, 20 April 2020 (IICA Press Release) Thirteen Caribbean Ministers of Agriculture participated in a videoconference with the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in which they discussed strategies to bolster agricultural activity and to safeguard the food supply amidst the ongoing health crisis,…April 21, 2020In “Agriculture”Pesticides in focus at Suriname meetingJune 17, 2019, Paramaribo, Suriname – The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) supported the convening of the recent 23rd Meeting of the Coordinating Group of Pesticides Control boards of the Caribbean (CGPC) held in Paramaribo, Suriname from June 10 – 12, 2019. The Meeting was hosted…June 20, 2019In “Agriculture”IICA partnering with Dominica towards construction of Resilience CentreThe Inter-American Institute for Cooperation Agriculture (IICA) will be the primary partner of the Government of Dominica in the construction of a Resilience Center, which will disseminate, at the global level, experiences and technologies related to climate-smart agriculture. IICA Director General, Manuel Otero, made the announcement Wednesday during a press…August 29, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

SIAD signs latest EA MLA Agreement

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PHOTO: Naming Ceremony of Sanco Sword Held in Norway

first_imgSanco Shipping & Dolphin Geophysical held a naming ceremony for M/V Sanco Sword on Saturday, March 22.The M/V Sanco Sword is a high capacity 3D seismic vessel built by Kleven Maritime’s Myklebust Yard in Norway.The vessel is characterized by high transit speed and industry leading bollard pull, which enable large and wide tow configurations.M/V Sanco Sword, just like its sister vessel Sanco Swift, is of Skipsteknisk ST324 CD design.It is equipped with 16 seismic streamers and has a length of 96,15 meters.The vessel can accommodate up to 60 persons.Subsea World News Staff, March 25, 2014;  Image: Dolphinlast_img read more

CNGVA names new executive director

first_imgCanadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) said it has appointed Bruce Winchester as Executive Director.“Bruce’s extensive government and public policy experience will be invaluable as we work to expand the use of natural gas in Canada as a clean, affordable, and safe transportation fuel,” said Doug Stout, Chair of the CNGVA Board of Directors.Prior to joining the CNGVA, Winchester served in a variety of posts in the not for profit and government sectors. With two decades of experience in public policy, advocacy, and communications he has experience working with stakeholders and industry associations to identify emerging economic opportunities and challenges, CNGVA said.He will also serve as Canada’s representative to the Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance.[mappress mapid=”17284″]Image: CNGVAlast_img read more

Greece Names Highest Bidder for THPA Share

first_imgGreece has selected the consortium comprising Deutsche Invest Equity Partners, Belterra Investments and Terminal Link as the highest bidder for the 67% stake in Thessaloniki Port Authority.Namely, the consortium submitted an improved financial offer for the acquisition of the stake as part of the respective international competitive process, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) informed.The improved financial offer envisages payment of a consideration of EUR 231.9 million for the acquisition of 67% of shares in ThPA S.A.The total value of the agreement amounts to EUR 1.1 billion and includes among others the aforementioned EUR 231.9 million offer, the mandatory investments amounting to EUR 180 million over the next seven years and the expected revenues from the concession agreement for the Hellenic Republic, in an expected amount in excess of EUR 170 million.The total amount takes also into account the expected dividends receivable by the HRADF for the remaining 7.22% shareholding as well as the estimated investments until the expiration of the concession in 2051.“The above development signals a new era for the Port of Thessaloniki, the prospects of economic development of Northern Greece and the country as a whole,” HRADF said.“A file relating to the tender process will be submitted to the Court of Auditors in the coming weeks for a pre-contractual review of the legality of the process; the share purchase agreement (SPA) will be signed, following the Court of Auditors’ approval,” the fund added.The completion of the transaction is subject to the competent authorities’ approvals and the satisfaction of certain further conditions provided for the share purchase agreement (SPA).After it received three bids for the sale of a 67% stake in Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece asked the interested companies to submit improved financial offers in early April.The earlier three binding financial offers, submitted on March 24, came from International Container Terminal Services (ICTS) from the Philippines, the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, a DP World company, and Germany’s Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH together with Belterra Investments LTD and Terminal Link SAS.Thessaloniki Port Authority, the second largest port in the country, is being privatized under the same terms as its counterpart Piraeus, the majority stake of which was officially acquired by China’s port operator Cosco Group (Hong Kong) Limited in August 2016.The privatization processes of the country’s two ports were launched in 2014.last_img read more

Scottish construction is on the up

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Porteu is CEO at Nicolas Industrie

first_imgPorteu was previously employed at a number of companies specialising in machinery and special vehicles including subsidiaries of Liebherr and Fayat. Founded in 1855, NICOLAS develops and produces heavy-duty transporters for moving large and heavy loads by road and on-site at industrial companies. Heavy construction equipment, gigantic components for wind-power plants as well as complete industrial installations with weights ranging from 60 to 16,000 tonnes and more are not a problem for the innovative vehicle concepts of the French vehicle manufacturer. www.tii-sales.com www.nicolas.frlast_img read more

V. Alexander delivers superheater to Saudia Arabia

first_imgThe Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) member organised the overland haulage of the unit through Italy, Customs clearance, cargo handling and survey requirements, as well as the sea transport to Dammam. The superheater will form part of a polypropylene plant in Saudi Arabia.www.cargoequipmentexperts.comwww.valexander.comlast_img

Multipurpose TOS introduced

first_imgThe maritime, port/terminal and logistics technology developer said the new system offers the advanced functionality of CyberLogitec’s established OPUS Terminal solution.The system is designed for smaller to medium-sized terminals. One of its most advanced functions is real-time 2D and 3D visualisation of cargo and yard operations.The browser-based system is accessible across locations in real-time, with key features available on mobile devices such as tablets and phones, added CyberLogitec.Customers have the option of deploying the system via a hosted solution or as a software as a service model.Jason Hyeon, managing director of CyberLogitec Global, said that OPUS Terminal M provides the full functionality of bespoke container TOS systems while “offering terminals of all sizes the benefits and advanced operational efficiencies that were previously exclusive to mega terminals because of cost considerations”.www.cyberlogitec.comlast_img read more

Flenzies appoints CEO

first_imgRehn, former co-founder of Copenhagen Social Media Marketing, previously worked at Flensborg and Associates.Anders Flensborg, founder of Flenzies, said: “Covid-19 is putting the global transportation system to the test. As a digital service provider for logistics companies worldwide, we help with our solutions based on real-time and matchmaking algorithms. Interruptions can be solved in a faster, efficient and more precise way.”The digital platform, developed in 2018, offers a service based on simple ‘yes/no’ logic to match users with business opportunities all the way through the logistics supply chain.www.flenzies.comlast_img read more