New batch of farmers certified as agri-entrepreneurs

By GIS

GIS – A group of agribusiness persons from regions one and two have become Certified Agri-entrepreneurs after completing a five-week training program organized by the Extension and Advisory Services and the Agribusiness Development units of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development.

The training course formed part of an ongoing program for the agricultural sector designed to equip farmers with the entrepreneurial skills necessary to succeed in a competitive market.

The training programs covered subject areas in agribusiness development, pest and disease management and record keeping.

The training seeks to get all farmers certified so that they are better able to manage their farms and supply a better quality product to the market.

The newly certified Agribusiness graduates were applauded for taking on the challenge of capacity building and reminded of the important role they play in feeding the nation and in bringing food security to the local economy.

They were also encouraged to use their new skills to help improve their businesses.

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2 comments

  1. another misguided program…. although of some value..

    THERE IS NO COMPETITION IN DOMESTIC AGRICULTURE!!!!

    THE ISSUE IMPORT SUBSTITUTION AND AGREGIOUS PRICE CONTROL BY SUPER JS..

    WHEN SUPERJS START PAYING THE SAME FOR LOCAL PRODUCE AS THEY DO FOR IMPORTED THEN IT WILL BE WORTH FARMING IN ST LUCIA

    YOU CANT ASK FARMERS TO TAKE ALL THE RISK AND HAVE THE HOTELS AND SUPERMARKETS MAKE ALL THE PROFIT

    SUPER JS PAYS $70 FOR IMPORTED TARRAGON PER KILO, $29.99 FOR LOCAL

    THEY CHARGE $22 PER KILO FOR IMPORTED SQUASH AND 6.50 FOR LOCAL.

    THEY CHARGE $12.00 PER KILO FOR LOCAL TOMATOE AND $22 FOR IMPORTED…

    WHATS THE RATIONALE???

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  3. YAY! ! agriculture (in all its forms rules). I have also noticed the lack of POSITIVE comments. Sorry, I forgot, no roro here. This is a great and timely initiative given by the government. Good going.

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