Agriculture is far being sweaty and digging in fields now, Barbadians can be missing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in a perpetually successful industry.
Mr DeCaires alerted his audience that agriculture is highly mechanized now and what was once a dirty job can lead to prosperous tenures involving tourism since many visitors journey to Barbados to sample our cuisine and local produce, he urged the audience to take a closer look at their receipts the next time they return from the supermarket and realise the money spent there proves Agriculture is a Billion dollar per year industry and nothing to dismiss lightly…
Celeste Foster, CEO of the BEF, sees the science as a means of advancing Barbadian youth in a tough career arena. She’s concerned at what appears to be diminishing interest in agriculture as a profession, she cited some figures of particular concern to her and the Foundation, she says too many Bajan graduands opt for one certificate as it relates to Agriculture and it is the BEF’s hope this CVQ will stem the leak in agricultural talent.
Everton Browne, Chairman of Massy Foundation, presented the cheque of eighty-thousand to the BEF’s chair, Mr DeCaires. Six rural-based secondary institutions benefit from the injection into the programme, the results of their study will be on display at the grounds of the Central Bank come December 10th.