Farmers in Dominica urges to diversify into pineapple production

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first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img 29 Views   no discussions LocalNews Farmers in Dominica urges to diversify into pineapple production by: – June 24, 2011 Dr. Vivian Moise, Vice President of NIPPAThe Nature Island Pineapple Producers Ltd (NIPPA), in collaboration with the Division of Agriculture hosted a training exercise on Wednesday in sustainable pineapple production for domestic and export markets.Dr. Vivian Moise is the Vice President of NIPPA. He explained that the workshop was specifically organised for new pineapple growers in Dominica.“This programme is funded by the FAO and we have been working with them over the past two (2) years to develop the pineapple value chain in Dominica. One of the critical elements of the value chain was to expand the production base of pineapples. The people you are seeing with us today are people who have voiced on interest in becoming pineapple farmers and they are undergoing the necessary training.”Dr. Moise wants to see more farmers get involved in pineapple production.“It is a profitable business to be involved: the commercial production of pineapples. It is probably one of the easier crops to grow. It has proved to be a worthwhile venture for those people who are involved in it. There is scope for many more farmers to be involved and those people who are hearing from me by this medium, I would encourage them to come and speak to us and we will give them the necessary information. We are looking for more people to grow pineapples in Dominica.”Acting Director of Agriculture, Ricky BrumantActing Director of Agriculture, Ricky Brumant has called on farmers to work collectively rather than as individuals.“We believe that farmers have to start seeing not individual actions; yes, individual decision making on the farm but collective energy and collective actions is important, not only important for the value chain concept but important for efficient use of resources. If we were to work with farm organisations all the time, we would not have to sometimes run flat and thin. It means that we can use what we have and at one point use it for the benefit of many. We are sending that message out there that farmers in the country have to start looking at the idea of working together.”By Emmanuel JosephGIS Newslast_img read more


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first_imgFemi SolajaThe iconic Wembley Stadium in London will hug the limelight tonight for a special reason when ’embattled’ Real Madrid visits the ground for one of the Match-day four matches of the UEFA Champions league tie against host, Tottenham Hotspurs for the leadership of Group H.Destiny has put both teams in similar position both in their respective domestic leagues and in the on-going Champions League and tonight may just the an opportunity to settle the score for both teams to follow their paths in the ongoing season.Reason? Both clubs seem to be mirroring each other’s results which is not something common in modern day football.Aside the fact that both teams have same number of points in the group, the goals scored, against and goal different are same with the reverse fixture of the score draw in Santiago Bernabue as the best option to settle their placement before the end of the group stage of the competition next month. In their respective domestic league, Real Madrid, who are the defending champion of La Liga are presently third and a similar position occupied by Spurs in the English Premiership.Both teams have played 10 matches respectively, won six each , drew two, and lost two. As if that is not enough, both sides are eight points a drift of their respective league leaders in FC Barcelona and Manchester City!Both teams have scored 19 goals respectively in the league, with seven each in the Champions League just as they have also conceded two goals each in Europe. Interestingly, both teams lost in their respective leagues last weekend by a goal margin.Although the home jersey of both teams is white, tonight will be different because the Champions League defending champion, Madrid, will come out in an away jersey which is purple.Ahead of tonight’s match, reports have it that Tottenham Hotspur point man, Harry Kane, trained with the first-team squad and will be assessed ready for the Wembley duel.Kane, who has scored 13 goals in 12 appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season, missed defeats by West Ham United and Manchester United after suffering a minor hamstring strain.“We’re very confident (he will play) – he’s on the list. We have one more day to assess him but maybe it’s possible he can play tomorrow,” manager Mauricio Pochettino told a news conference on Monday.“I don’t want to say 100 per cent because we have one more day. Today and yesterday was good at training. Now it’s with medical staff to take the right decision.“He was training with group and was good – at same level as team. We’ll take the best decision for him, first of all, and then for the team.”Winger Erik Lamela, who has not played for a year due to hip problems, also took part in the training drills. Midfielder Victor Wanyama was Spurs’ only absentee but he will resume training later this week.Spurs will be also boosted by the return of Dele Alli, who was suspended for the opening three matches of their European campaign.“He has a good opportunity tomorrow (Wednesday) to play if I decide to put him in the starting XI, and make his Champions League debut (this season),” Pochettino hinted yesterday.“I’m happy because we have one player more to help the team what we want to achieve, to reach the next stage of the Champions League,” the Spurs’ boss concluded ahead of tonight clash at the Wembley.FIXTURES 8:45pm Liverpool Vs Maribor Sevilla Vs Spartak Napoli Vs Man City Shakhtar Vs Feyenoord Besiktas Vs Monaco Porto Vs Leipzig Dortmund Vs APOEL Spurs Vs Real MadridShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


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first_imgItalian giants Inter Milan have completed the signing of Ghana star Kwadwo Asamoah on a free transfer from Juventus.The 29-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Luciano Spalletti’s side.According to a statement published on the Serie A website on Monday, Asamoah officially signed for Inter on May 17, with the domestic heavyweights confirming the deal on their official website today. ”Inter can announce that a contract has been agreed with Kwadwo Asamoah that will run from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021,”Asamoah confirmed in May that he would not be renewing his contract with Juve, despite a new offer being on the table, after representing the Old Lady for six years. Since moving to Turin in 2012, he won six Serie A titles with the Italian giants, as well as four Italian Cups. His contract officially ended on June 30.His time with Juventus was ravaged by injuries, although he still managed to win 13 trophies featuring 156 times and scoring five goals in Serie A, the Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, Champions League and Europa League.last_img read more