I'm an environmental writer with a focus on food and agriculture, and commute between the Southern Caribbean (Barbados) and the Northern Caribbean (Cayman Islands). I have a Master's Degree in International Economic Policy from Columbia University and am passionate about Caribbean social, economic and environmental issues. I am intrigued by the resilience of the Small Island Developing..
The Caribbean region has the potential to produce over 34 million metric tons of seafood per annum through offshore or open ocean aquaculture but while the opportunities for trade and foreign exchange earnings are clearly present, the region has had difficulty keeping up.
Despite having just over 60,000 inhabitants, the small three-island nation of the Cayman Islands is one of the world-leaders for plant-based living with a growing number of locals adopting a vegan lifestyle.
The profit-share and worker-ownership model at Plant Grow Eat in St. Lucia, is empowering young people to become successful agriculture entrepreneurs, supplying the country with fresh, organic produce while working to bring down St. Lucia’s hefty food import bill of $360 million.
Mission:FoodPossible, The Reggae Chefs' Corporate Social Responsibility arm, is focused on empowering communities and fighting global hunger through a multifaceted program that incorporates research, education and philanthropy.
With livestock farming accounting for close to 18% of all greenhouse emissions, monopolizing 70% of all arable land and 46% of all crop-production for feed, and with an expected increase of 73% in global demand for meat products to 2050, the development of clean, lab-produced meat is timely.
Coastal communities and over 116 million coastal dwellers in the region rely on the Caribbean sea for various reasons. With so much more water than land under its jurisdiction, the region's bond to the ocean is inextricable. What does ocean mean to Caribbean people? Here is their perspective.
Green Gold is an e-commerce platform developed by Helen's Daughters on which hoteliers can place orders for local produce without having to source directly from individual buyers, thus automating a process that has to-date been entirely manual. It is the first of its kind in the Caribbean.
IMO 2020, legislation that will ban ships from using fuels with a sulfur content above 0.5 percent, is expected to raise the operating costs of shippers by 20 percent in developed markets and by significantly more in the Caribbean. This will have a major impact on food prices.
The Caribbean cargo industry has been highly engaged in the dialogue around the creation of global standards for fuel improvements. Many carriers have been actively exploring the implementation of mitigation measures to reduce emissions.
The widening of the Panama Canal in 2016 had a profound effect on the Caribbean cargo shipping industry, impacting container trade flows and imports and putting an imperative on the region to maintain its global competitiveness as one of the major waterways in the world.