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Barbados Bloom Cleantech Cluster: A Global Program Model

UNIDO Bloom Study Tour

Report on the BLOOM cleantech cluster meetings and training for Barbadian experts in Austria, Sweden and Denmark from 6th to 8th September 2022 Since 2018, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is implementing the project "Strategic platform to promote sustainable en...

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From Sargassum to Liquid Sunshine

 A Barbadian agricultural entrepreneur is making the invasive and destructive sargassum seaweed into big business, turning it into plant fertilizer, using it to develop food for the Caribbean. From Sargassum to Liquid Sunshine A Barbadian agricultural entrepreneur is making the invasive and destructive sargassum seaweed into big business, turn...

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First Person: The Barbadian Entrepreneur Turning Sargassum Into Money

 Sargassum seaweed has blighted many of the beaches on Barbados for several years. Joshua Forte, a local entrepreneur, is convinced that it can be turned into a valuable commodity, and turned into highly effective, organic compost. In 2014, Mr. Forte started Red Diamond Compost, a biotech business that focuses on research, development, and the...

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Forte’s Mission (Barbados Today)

Entrepreneur showing that agriculture remains viable. What started out as a simple search on how to grow nutritious food for his pet iguana, soon resulted in Joshua Forte starting a biotechnology firm – Red Diamond Compost – albeit on a bootstrap budget and strong support from his family. "I was trying to figure out how I could grow food for my igu...

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Black Gold – Red Diamond Compost

WE OFTEN THINK of crude oil and the oil industry when we hear of "Black Gold". However, it may be time to shift our perspectives on what we value. Innovator, world changer, scientist and next-generation "Guardian of the Earth", Joshua Forte is on a mission to ensure that "Every living person on this planet can easily access the most nutrient-dense ...

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Red Diamond Compost CEO Wins Canewood Award for Sustainable Agriculture Efforts

CEO Wins Canewood Award for Sustainable Agriculture Efforts

Red Diamond Compost Inc. CEO, Joshua Forte, has emerged victorious at the Barbados National Youth Awards 2023, receiving the prestigious Canewood Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to agriculture, horticulture, the environment, or agro-processing. Mr. Forte, who is also a member of the Bloom Cleantech Cl...

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Bloom Cleantech Incubator Award

Barbados Bloom Cleantech Cluster Incubator Award Ceremony

The Cleantech Cluster Barbados (BLOOM) awarded grants of BDS$20,000 to five companies from its incubator programme on Tuesday 11 January 2022. Launched in 2018, BLOOM is a landmark initiative for the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation, currently trading as Export Barbados (BIDC), that seeks to promote cleantech entrepreneurship and the...

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Barbadian Company among 15 Commonwealth Innovators Awarded for work on Sustainability

A Barbadian company, Red Diamond Compost Inc, is among 15 individuals and groups that have been awarded for making a major impact on communities, countries and regions of the Commonwealth, with their innovative solutions.  Barbadian Company among 15 Commonwealth Innovators Awarded for work on Sustainability A Barbadian company, Red Diamond Com...

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