Farmers Work To Rehabilitate Cocoa Fields

Government of St Vincent & the Grenadines

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent - The Ministry of Agriculture says local farmers in Rose Bank are on a mission to rehabilitate their old cocoa fields with the prospects to fully re-introduce the crop here.

Last Thursday February 16th, five farmers gathered at a farm in Rose Hall, to observe the results of a demonstration that took place late last year.
Farmers witnessed a rejuvenated flowering field in readiness for the production of pods.
The Ministry of Agriculture says they intend to carry out similar rehabilitation exercises throughout St.Vincent.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture has commenced its annual farmers training program that targets some of the major production issues that affects the yields and quality of crops produced here.
Last Wednesday, 13 vegetable farmers gathered at the Wallilabou Agricultural station to look at issues relating to ‘the Management of Soil for improved Vegetable Production’.
The workshop addressed the question: “Is Fertile Soil Production Soil?”

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