Black Sigatoka Resistant Cultivars: Rebuilding Dominica’s Agriculture Sector

Dominican soil scientist Dr. Davidson Lloyd plants black sigatoka resistant banana cultivars provided by plant pathologist Dr. Clayton Shillingford, President Emeritus of the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences. Black sigatoka is a fungal infection of the banana plant which has plagued the island’s banana crop. In the wake of the Erika disaster, it is even more important to support the rebuilding of Dominica’s agriculture … Continue reading Black Sigatoka Resistant Cultivars: Rebuilding Dominica’s Agriculture Sector

Seeds of Hope: Reforestation, Bamboo Cultivation & Land Slide Control

Dominica is mountainous, seismically active and subject to frequent torrential rains. As a result, we have suffered from many landslides over the years. In Hurricane Dean of 2007, we lost a mother and son at Campbell. In 1976, the huge Bagatelle Land Slide left 8 dead and many more wounded. In 1997, a huge land slide in the heights of the Layou Valley blocked the … Continue reading Seeds of Hope: Reforestation, Bamboo Cultivation & Land Slide Control