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Trinidadian Professor and NGO Receive Grant from the National Geographic Society to advance Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture

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Professor Patrick Hosein will lead The Cropper Foundation’s research into the use of Artificial Intelligence for Climate-Smart agriculture as a 2021 National Geographic Explorer. Professor Patrick Hosein, through The Cropper Foundation’s newly launched Data for Development Lab, has been awarded a grant from the National Geographic Society to lead the implementation of a project investigating practical applications of artificial intelligence…

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IICA, TCF and NAMDEVCO taking National Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) digital

As demand for fresh produce grows, the need to assure food safety and public health and at the same time run a cost-efficient farm business has now become a higher standard since COVID-19. For at least two years, the National Agricultural Marketing Development Corporation (NAMDECVO) has been on a mission to increase consumer confidence in the safety of locally produced…

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Environmental Activists Equipped To Become Citizen Journalists For Their Communities

A network of 25 civil society organisations (CSOs) is now equipped with digital technology packages valued at a combined total of $420,000 TTD as part of the European Union–funded training programme CSOs for Good Environmental Governance. Distribution of packages took place throughout the month of December at the office of The Cropper Foundation (TCF) which is the lead implementing partner…

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The Cropper Foundation Creates First-Ever Civil Society Data Lab Tackling Sustainability Challenges in the Caribbean

The Cropper Foundation and TTLAB have launched the Data for Development Lab (D4D Lab), a  ‘Think and Do’ Lab that seeks, among other priorities, to support the increased use of data and technology by civil society within the Caribbean. When it comes to data-driven decision making and technology uptake for sustainable development, the Caribbean does not have a great track…

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CSO Groups Trained To Track Extractive Industry Impact On Communities

Environmental Groups Pay Visit to EMA and National Quarries for Extractive Industry Oversight Training. A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are now better equipped to interface with state agencies and extractive operators as a result of two recent field visits to the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and National Quarries Company Limited. On March 9, 2020, the group of CSO…

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Civil Society Calls For Action On National Council For Sustainable Development

Civil Society calls on the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to update timeline for establishing the National Council for Sustainable Development following expiration of stipulated deadline On Monday 18th November 2019, twenty-six civil society organisations working on environmentally-sustainable national development across Trinidad and Tobago, delivered via email, an open letter to the Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, former Minister of Planning and…

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