Category: Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries

The Push for Food Security

COVID-19 has shown the importance of food security on our island. Long before the pandemic, the Tobago House of Assembly and the Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries began spearheading food initiatives. Initiatives to feed school children in need, the distribution of food cards, and the continued encouragement of Tobagonians to grow their own…

D.F.P.F.F Moves to MILSHIRV

The public is advised that sections of the Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries (DFPFF) have moved to the MILSHIRV Administrative Complex, at the corner of Milford and Shirvan Roads. The sections open to the public from this new location are: Information Technology, Offices of the Secretary and Administrator, Human Resource, Registry, Accounts, Procurement, Internal Audit, Labour, Office of the Technical Officer, Communications, Advisors…

Hunting Season Closed

Hunting season closed on February 29th and persons have until March 31st to dispose of game animals within their possession. The fine for poaching is TT$10,000. Holders of hunting permits for the 2019-2020 hunting season must submit the mandatory Data Return Forms on or before May 31st, 2020 to the Department of Natural Resources and Forestry…

Outreach programme launched

The Department of Marine Resources and Fisheries (DMRF), together with the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), will launch the Fisheries Extension Outreach Programme at the Charlotteville Fish Facility on February 12. This initiative will allow for the Department’s services to be available to fishing communities across the island, such as registration of fishers, boats and engines,…

Main Ridge Forest experience

The Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries is set to launch the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Experience (TMRFE) 2020 on, February 4, at the Scarborough Library Facility. TMRFE is carded for March 30th and is hosted in commemoration of the International Day of Forests. The main component of the experience is the 7k and…

New hours for Food Production

The public is hereby advised that the opening hours of the offices of the Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries, located at Montessori Drive, Glen Road, have been temporarily adjusted to 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Monday to Friday. This came into effect on January 13, 2020 and will remain in place until the…

Beware of the Giant African Snail

The Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries is notifying the public of the dangers of the invasive Giant African Snail.  It is known to consume a variety of plant species including vegetable crops and leguminous crops and is also a potential vector of the rat lung worm that causes eosinophilic meningitis in humans. The…

Scarborough Market for New Year

The Scarborough Market remodeling project has been completed. Secretary of the Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries Hayden Spencer indicated the Division will conduct the handing over and relocating of vendors to the upgraded site in January 2020. “We found it best to conduct this exercise after the anticipated busy season during the Christmas…

Wildlife Nature Park Coming to Goldsborough

Goldsborough is the proposed home for the eco-attraction, Lure Wildlife Nature Park. During Wednesday’s post Executive Council media briefing, Secretary of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries, Hayden Spencer, indicated a feasibility study was ongoing for the project. The nature park will incorporate the indigenous landscape and will encompass 140 acres of the Lure Estate. The…

Securing Food Sustainability

The 2019 cycle of the Farmers Field School’s Cassava Industry Development Market Assessment Project closed recently with a graduation ceremony at the Louis D’Or Multipurpose facility. Pathleen Titus, technical adviser in the Food Production Department at the Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries said the CDB-funded project was being executed in Dominica, Suriname and…

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