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The Cropper Foundation Partners With ANSA Merchant Bank And ANSA Bank To Launch The Caribbean Natural Capital Hub

The Cropper Foundation  in partnership with ANSA Merchant Bank in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, and ANSA Bank in Trinidad and Tobago, and the Capitals Coalition, has launched the Caribbean Natural Capital Hub. It acts as a catalyst for the banks and the wider business community to better their impact on Nature in a collaborative initiative which is unprecedented for…

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SAFE Food Challenge Finalists Selected, Support their Message and Choose your Favourites!

12 Submissions Shortlisted   On World Food Safety Day 2021, The Cropper Foundation and partners launched a national food safety campaign which sought to actively engage the public through a SAFE Food Challenge. Residents of Trinidad and Tobago were encouraged to get creative at home by filming and submitting a public awareness message promoting good food safety practices to their…

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Protect Your Family From Food Fraud – What To Look For (A Panel Discussion)

REGISTER NOW: The Cropper Foundation and partners will be hosting a webinar at 2 pm, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, to highlight the occurrence of food fraud in Trinidad and Tobago and educate consumers on steps they can take to protect themselves and their families. The webinar titled “Protect Your Family From Food Fraud – What To Look For” will…

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Pesticides, Pathogens and Preservatives in Food – Beyond What The Eye Can See (A Panel Discussion)

REGISTRATION LINK: The Cropper Foundation and partners will be hosting a webinar at 2 pm, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, to offer consumers advice on avoiding invisible threats that can present in food products available at the market or the grocery store. The webinar titled “Pesticides, Pathogens and Preservatives in Food – Beyond What The Eye Can See” will feature…

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Sustainable Agriculture, The Key to Food Security – Panel Discussion with Advice for Consumers

The Cropper Foundation and partners will be hosting a webinar about the role that sustainable agriculture can play in promoting food security for Trinidad and Tobago, Tuesday at 2 pm, June 22, 2021. The webinar titled “Sustainable Agriculture – The key to Food Security” will feature an interactive panel discussion that brings together a diverse group of stakeholders in sustainable…

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Multistakeholder Webinar To Launch National SAFE Food Campaign on World Food Safety Day 2021

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REGISTER: Members of the public are invited to attend an interactive, virtual panel discussion on the topic of food safety in Trinidad and Tobago, June 7, 2021, at 2 pm. This webinar is being hosted in celebration of World Food Safety Day and is named after the theme for 2021 – “SAFE Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow”. This…

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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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