black sigatoka

Despite Challenges, St Lucia’s Agriculture Sector Shows Improvement

 Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s agriculture sector has faced a series of challenges in recent years, chiefly the Black Sigatoka banana disease — but it has managed to show improvement, according to …

Dominica, Grenada Among Countries Developing Regional Black Sigatoka Plan

 Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and Grenada are among a group of countries developing a regional plan to combat the Black Sigatoka disease, which is a growing threat to the Caribbean’s banana crop. …

Dominica Continues Efforts to Control Spread of Black Sigatoka

 Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is continuing its efforts to prevent the spread of the Black Sigatoka disease, which targets banana plants. The fungal disease, which was confirmed to have reached the island …

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 Above: a banana plant By the Caribbean Journal staff Following similar efforts in St Lucia, the government of Dominica is stepping up its fight against the Black Sigatoka disease. The move comes after the presence of Black Sigatoka was confirmed …

 Above: Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke listens to Oral Lewis, head of extension services for Jamaica’s Banana Board (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s banana sector, which has been under threat from detrimental trade rulings to the crippling Black …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of St Lucia is preparing to unveil a “robust plan” to fight the Black Sigatoka disease, which has been ravaging the country’s agriculture sector, particularly the banana industry. The plan includes cabinet-approved aid …