The “Young Entrepreneurs, Farmers and Fishers in Agriculture and Agribusiness Project,” a project funded by the Caricom Development Fund (CDF) and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Forestry and Marine Resources, announces the staging of a series of consultations for youths involved and for those that are interested in working in the agricultural sector across Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
The consultations will be held from 16–31 January 2024, as outlined in the schedule below:
|16 January 2024
|St Patrick’s Anglican School
|17 January 2024
|Samaritan Presbyterian School
|18 January 2024
|St John’s Anglican School
|23rd January 2024
|St Andrew’s Methodist School
|24 January 2024
|The Canal, Baillie’s Bacolet, St David
|25 January 2024
|31 January 2024
|Carriacou and Petite Martinique
These consultations aim to allow youths to express their needs and interests to successfully participate in the agriculture sector.
The project’s primary goal is to increase agricultural productivity by providing training and financial assistance to existing and new young farmers, youth agriculture workers, and agribusiness entrepreneurs. It also seeks to alleviate poverty in rural communities by expanding opportunities for small-scale agriculture and reducing youth unemployment among young people aged 16 to 35.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Forestry, and Marine Resources will be working closely with the Ministry responsible for Youth, Sports, and Culture, the Grenada Development Bank, the Grenada National Training Agency, and other agencies to successfully implement this project.
All youth farmers and agriculture workers, unemployed youths and youth agribusiness entrepreneurs are therefore encouraged to attend the consultation in their area to be informed on how they can benefit from the project.
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