Regional Councillor for the Caribbean

Dr Gregory RobinGregory RobinCaribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI),
2 Belmopan Close
UWI Mona Campus, P.O. Box 113
Kingston 7, Jamaica West Indies

Telephone: Office – (876) 927-1231 / 0652
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Website: www.cardi.org

Profile

Dr Gregory Robin is a root and fruit crop agronomist working with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) over the past 30 years. During this period, Dr Robin has gained significant experience in technical, administrative and diplomatic aspects of agricultural research and development in the Caribbean. He also has extensive international experience in Root and Tuber Crops, a priority commodity for Jamaica and the region.

Education

  • PhD / Molecular Pathology / UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
  • MPhil / Agronomy / Plant Physiology / UWI, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad
  • BSc / Biochemistry / East London University, London, England

Professional Experience

  • CARDI Representative in: Dominica; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Antigua and Barbuda and now Jamaica
  • Technical Coordinator for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
  • Technical Coordinator, CARDI Root and Tuber Crops Programme
  • Caribbean representative on the Board of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)

Technical Experience

Root & Tuber Crops (Yam, Dasheen, Sweet Potato, Cassava)

  • Agronomy, Physiology, Pest and Disease Management
  • Development of commercially sustainable/year round production system for dasheen (Colocasia esculenta) in Dominica and OECS
  • Creation of linkages between the production system to the value added systems
  • Analysis of key factors causing yam (Dioscorea) anthracnose in Dominica and development of recommendations for the management of the disease
  • Assessment of the impact of variety, time of planting and agro-ecological zones on sweet potato productivity in the OECS
  • Coordination of the development of the cassava value chain in St. Vincent

Fruit Crops (Mango, Passion fruit, Pineapple, Plantain, Hot pepper)

  • Agronomy and Physiology

Farming systems

  • All aspects of technology generation, transfer, adoption and impact

Training Facilitation

  • Proposal Writing, Research Methodology and Intellectual Property Rights

Publications

Author of over 20 publications on Root and Tuber Crops. These include manuals and CDROM.