Consultations For The Young Entrepreneurs, Farmers, And Fishers In Agriculture And Agribusiness Project

PR – The “Young Entrepreneurs, Farmers  and Fishers in Agriculture and Agribusiness Project,” a project funded by the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Forestry and Marine Resources, announces the staging of a series of consultations for youths involved  and for those that are interested in working in the agricultural sector across Grenada, Carriacou  and Petite Martinique.  

The consultations will be held from January 16th– January 31st, 2024, as outlined in the  schedule below:  

Date  Parish  Location  Time
16th January 2024  St. Patrick  St Patrick’s Anglican School  4:30-6:30 p.m. 
17th January 2024  St. Mark  Samaritan Presbyterian  School 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
18th January 2024  St. John  St John’s Anglican School  4:30-6:30 p.m
23rd January 2024  St Andrew  St Andrew’s Methodist  School 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
24th January 2024  St. David  The Canal, Baillie’s Bacolet,  St. David’s 4:30-6:30 p.m. 
25th January 2024  St. George  National Stadium  4:30-6:30 p.m
31st January 2024  Carriacou & Petite  Martinique Multi-purpose Center  10:00 a.m. -12:00  (noon)

These consultations aim to give youths the opportunity to express their needs and interests to successfully participate in the agriculture sector.  

The project’s primary goal is to increase agricultural productivity by providing training and  financial assistance to existing and new young farmers, youth agriculture workers, and  agribusiness entrepreneurs. It also seeks to alleviate poverty in rural communities by expanding  opportunities for small-scale agriculture and reducing youth unemployment among young  people aged 16 to 35.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Forestry, and Marine Resources will be working closely  with the Ministry responsible for Youth, Sports, and Culture, the Grenada Development Bank,  the Grenada National Training Agency, and other agencies to successfully implement this  project.  

All youth farmers and agriculture workers, unemployed youths and youth agribusiness  entrepreneurs are therefore encouraged to attend the consultation in their area to be informed on how they can benefit from the project.  

For more information, please contact the Project Office at 473 415-0491 or 415 0497.