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Grenadian youth exposed to possibilities in Agribusiness

Posted in: Regional News | 03 February 2016 | 4674


    A group of youngsters from Grenada were recently involved in Youth in Agriculture Business Forum hosted by the Forum of the Caribbean Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Community CARICOM.

    Deputy Programme Manager, Youth Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Ms. Yldiz Pollack Beigle (C) engages with Grenadian CYAs Judd Cadet and Amanda Scott during the Youth in Agriculture Business Forum

    The purpose of the forum was to provide an open exchange of information and experiences, networking and ‘idea mining’ on youth-friendly opportunities for business in the agriculture sector. The forum included presentations from various professionals within the agriculture field and included a tour of Grenada on the second day.

    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors from Grenada Judd Cadet and Amanda Scott, who participated in the forum said they were happy with the fact that persons got the opportunity to tour the island. The site visits included the West Indian Spices Inc. at Niaganfoix, Birchgrove, where participants observed the extraction of oils from nutmeg and other local spices.  The participants later travelled to the Belmont Estate where they learnt about chocolate and goat cheese processing.

    According to the CYAs the forum was very informative and entertaining.

    We are inspired and ready to work to benefit the youth nationally and Regionally.  We believe that Agriculture is the main pillar of any country economy,” they said.