Sargassum seaweed has washed up on Caribbean shores disrupting coastal community life in threatening ways. The solution – a viable agri product made out of this seaweed. Johanan Dujon of Saint Lucia explains.
Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo has re-iterated the importance of youth involvement in the future viability of the local agriculture sector.
Senator Byer Suckoo pointed out that while careers in medicine, pharmacy, plumbing, legal, engineering and information technology were important, so too were the skills of agricultural workers.
“My message to you [graduates] is simple – We need you. Whether it is [pursuing opportunities] as crop scientists, soil scientists, plant breeders, crop farmers, livestock farmers or greenhouse specialists, we need you all,” she insisted.
Lucian and proud! Today, in our continuing series on youth in agriculture, we feature Maria Jackson. Maria proves yet again the power of women in agriculture via her collaborative business model making her coca products stand out.
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