Student Involvement In Agriculture Important

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The involvement of children in agriculture, and particularly the Rural Development Commission’s (RDC) Grow What You Eat programme, has the potential to change the economic situation on the island. This was emphasised recently by Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, as he toured Ellerton Primary, in St. George, one of six schools in a related pilot project …

RDC & UNDP To Sign Agreement

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Rural Development Commission (RDC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through its Regional Entrepreneurship and Agricultural Program (REAP), in partnership with Youth Equipped to Achieve (YEA), will tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24, sign an agreement related to the RDC’s Grow What You Eat programme. The signing ceremony takes place at the RDC’s offices, 2nd Floor, NSR Grand Building, Bridge …

Growing Food An Investment In Food Security

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

If householders grow the food they want to eat, this would help to reduce their supermarket bills and the island’s food imports. This view was expressed today by Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, as he delivered remarks at the start of the lunch time lecture held by the Rural Development Commission (RDC) in Queens Park and …

Learn Skills To Grow Your Own Food

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbadians have been urged to equip themselves with requisite skills and knowledge for growing their own food. This was the key message sent by Director of the Rural Development Commission, (RDC) Randolph Outram, to over 20 participants who attended that organisation’s Grow What You Eat seminar, in the RDC’s Training Room, Bridge Street. At the event entitled Selecting the Best …

Agri Expo Postponed But Lecture Still On

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Rural Development Commission’s (RDC) Grow What You Eat Agri Expo scheduled for this Friday, April 20 in Queen’s Park has been postponed. Companies with agricultural products and services or agro-processed products, which had previously expressed interest in participating in the Agri Expo, are asked to contact Public Relations Officer with the RDC, Wendy Burke at 230-4711. Meanwhile, the lecture …

Barbadians Heed Call To “Grow What They Eat”

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Scores of Barbadians showed up recently at the National Housing Corporation on Country Road to receive all types of seeds, seedlings and containers to begin growing their own food. The distribution of these items was undertaken by the Rural Development Commission (RDC) which is continuing its thrust towards encouraging rural residents to make healthier choices and reduce their food bill, …

Grow What You Eat Seminar April 18

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

As part of its efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow and eat what is produced on their own land, the Rural Development Commission (RDC) will be conducting its first ever Grow What You Eat Seminar on Wednesday, April 18. Entitled: Selecting the Best Crops for Your Environment, the free seminar targets all rural households with an interest in growing produce. …

RDC Distributing Pallets & Tyres For Growing Food

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Rural Development Commission (RDC) is continuing its efforts to promote the Grow What You Eat Programme initiated this year at Agrofest. On Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11, staff from the RDC will be distributing free planting receptacles, including pallets and tyres, as well as seeds and seedlings to rural residents, who should provide some proof of address. …

‘Grow What You Eat’ Open Farm Workshops

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Efforts are on to continue the momentum of the Grow What You Eat pilot project of the Rural Development Commission (RDC), started this year at Agrofest. Come month-end, the programme will be bolstered when the RDC hosts its first Open Farm workshop at Foster Hall, St. Joseph. It will take place on Saturday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. …

“Grow What You Eat” Launched At Agrofest

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

A project encouraging Barbadians and others to grow healthy foods and eat what they produce has been initiated by the Rural Development Commission (RDC). Known as the Grow What You Eat Programme, it was launched at this year’s Agrofest. Acting Director of the RDC, Annette Clarke, stated afterwards that its origins were based on the high incidence of non-communicable diseases …