The Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Lucia, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, concluded its Farmer’s Training program on September 24, 2020.
The training was conducted over a period of six weeks throughout all of the agricultural regions of Saint Lucia, commencing from August 17th 2020.
This year (2020) in particular, one hundred and twenty-three farmers from regions 5, 6 and 8 participated in this initiative.
This training also offered farmers who did not have their Farmer’s ID card, the opportunity to become certified and receive their National Farmer’s Identification card. Farmers who possess a Farmer’s ID card are in a better position to negotiate the best prices for their produce.
The courses for these six-week are Good Agricultural Practice (GAPs), Pesticide Use & Management GAP Certification Measures, Production Scheduling, Record Keeping, Project Presentation, Post-Harvest Technology, Marketing and business planning.
Each respective region culminated their training with an official graduation ceremony.