UN agriculture agency launches handbook to improve safety in banana farming sector


The United Nations agriculture agency and the Government of Ecuador launched Wednesday a practical guide for workers in the banana sector – the most exported fresh fruit in the world, both by volume and by economic value – to promote healthier and safer work conditions. “The banana sector serves as an essential source of employment and income for thousands of rural households in developing countries and the manual, while initially aimed at workers in Ecuador, can be adapted >for use around the world,” said the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in a…

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Jamaican captures trophy for first ever CWS Caribbean Christmas Cake Contest (Toronto)

President of CWS Camille Kerr with Corey Bryan, son of CWS 2016 Christmas Cake Contest winner, Valerie Bryan. Jamaican baker Valerie Bryan did her island proud and captured first place for her version of Caribbean Christmas cake, or “black cake”, at the first annual Caribbean Women’s Society (CWS) Christmas Cake competition. According to CWS President Camille Kerr, CWS is a grassroots, non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life for the Caribbean-Canadian community; built on inclusion, diversity and innovation, “Our mission is to connect and enable Caribbean-Canadian women, in…

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