Caribbean Power Lunch with Kevin Valley
039: Planting a Seed feat. Keron Bascombe

039: Planting a Seed feat. Keron Bascombe

April 2, 2019

Keron Bascombe is an Agricultural Journalist and Enthusiast who founded the company Tech4Agri to act as a platform awakening the public to the multitude of technological applications that exist in agriculture, as well as highlighting the work of young "Agripreneurs". 

Tech4agri has won numerous awards over the years and has provided Keron the opportunity to travel to over 30 countries across all continents to continue his work; focusing on technology, innovation, and climate change.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Food security and sustainability, 
  • The current lack of scale and investment in Agriculture, and what can and must be done to rectify this.
020 - Social Entrepreneurship feat. Sian Cuffy-Young

020 - Social Entrepreneurship feat. Sian Cuffy-Young

June 5, 2018
Sian Cuffy-Young has worked in the environmental field for over 13 years in two of the most challenging sectors in our industry - waste management and mining and have gained a wealth of experience there.
In this feature, Kevin is joined by co-host Zahra Alleyne, and location sponsor Irvin Davis of Davis Ecolife, as we discuss Social Entrepreneurship with Sian, through her company Siel Environmental Limited.
This innovative, education-centered company provides clients with products and services that protect the environment.
The core of the business focuses on Environmental Education Campaigns, Solid Waste Management Consulting, Land Rehabilitation services specific to quarries and mines, and the sale and distribution of VegwareTM compostable/biodegradable products.
The company caters to the following clients:
  • Quarry Operators,
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs),
  • Businesses,
  • Schools, and
  • Environmental-based companies.
The company's mission is to foster partnerships that will create positive behavioural change towards environmental issues through environmental education and consulting.
In this feature, we discuss:
  • Sian's journey and reason for becoming an environmental entrepreneur,
  • Reframing her mindset from student and employee to business owner,
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Environment and Business Case,
  • How to get started without funding #IdeaToAction,
  • An introduction to landfilling, and
  • What's next for Siel Environmental.
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Quick Bite 1 - Going Green feat. Kerrie-Kim Kirton

Quick Bite 1 - Going Green feat. Kerrie-Kim Kirton

January 20, 2018


We get it. It's Saturday and we don't want to take up too much of your time.


That's why today is Quick Bite Saturday!


Here we feature 20-minute conversations with entrepreneurs and their passion projects.


Today, I am rejoined by guest host Kamilah Evans as we continue our conversation with Kerrie-Kim Kirton about marrying his knack for event management with his burning desire to improve our environment.


Cheat Sheet:

  • Kerrie's quest for environmental cleanliness. (0:45)
  • The origin of The Open Circle - an extension of Kerrie's personality. (9:05)
  • Kerrie's long-term goals. (14:54)
  • Building a life that you don't need a vacation from. (16:23)
  • BONUS: The story behind the name "Blaq Phabiyo"
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