Session For Christ Church Farmers

bgis Ministry News

The Extension Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management will conduct a knowledge exchange session for Christ Church farmers, on Tuesday, November 21. It will take place at the Parish Land Pavilion, Parish Land, Christ Church, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Farmers will get the opportunity to bring their plant samples to be evaluated during a plant …

Session For Christ Church Farmers

bgis Ministry News

The Extension Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management will conduct a knowledge exchange session for farmers from Christ Church on Tuesday, November 21. It will take place at the Ministry, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Farmers will have the opportunity to bring their plant samples to be evaluated during a plant clinic, …

New Pack House To Empower Farmers

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) will soon provide a boost to farmers seeking to locally market crop produce with the establishment of a new Pack House operation at its Fairy Valley Plantation, Christ Church headquarters from next month. Details of the new initiative were shared recently with stakeholders during an orientation meeting that included the Corporations’ CEO, …

Pig Farmers To Work In Canada

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

A selection of local workers with experience in pig farming and animal husbandry has satisfied the requirements to work on Cronin Farms in Ontario, Canada. The employment opportunity was highlighted recently, when Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo received farm owners, Mike and Amy Cronin, for a courtesy call at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex. During …

Ministry To Host Plant Clinic Next Week

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

In an effort to improve relations between farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry will host a plant clinic and knowledge exchange session on Wednesday, October 26, at Salters Tenantry Road, beginning at 9:15 a.m. According to Agricultural Officer, Barney Callender: “This session is part of the Ministry’s outreach programme where the Extension Unit is seeking to improve their relationship …

Farmers Urged To Utilise Incentives

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Farmers and land owners in Barbados are being urged to “come on board” and start utilising the incentive and rebate systems offered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management. This call came today from Minister of Agriculture, Dr. David Estwick, who chastised the farmers and land owners for allowing their arable lands to lay fallow, thus, …

Workshop On Tomato Product Development

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Tomato farmers, agro-processors, and persons interested in improving the cultivation and marketing of their tomatoes are invited to attend a one-day workshop on Product Development on Tuesday, October 4. The workshop, which will be held at the Barbados Water Authority, Pine Commercial Estate, The Pine, St. Michael, also seeks to encourage young entrepreneurs to create new agro-processed products; develop markets …