ARGENTINA PLEDGES AGRICULTURAL ASSISTANCE TO BARBADOS
Barbados should soon be receiving technical assistance from Argentina in developing programmes to enhance the agriculture sector.
This was disclosed recently, during a courtesy call between Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, and Ambassador of Argentina, Gustavo Martinez Pandiani, at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church.
Minister Weir expressed appreciation for the continued assistance and exchange of information over the years, and during the discussions identified developing root crops (cassava, sweet potato and yam), green house technology, the school feeding programme and cattle rearing as possible areas for collaboration.
Other matters discussed included efforts to assist Barbados in becoming a bilingual island state; sanitary and phytosanitary measures and fish waste treatment programmes.
This year Barbados and Argentina marked 50 years of diplomatic relations, having established ties in August 1968. (SF/BGIS)