On Wednesday 26th November, thirteen farmers from Fancy Vegetable Farmers Cooperative in Agricultural Region three on the windward side of the island were taken on a field tour to Agricultural Region 1 on the Leeward side.
Over the years, farmers in Fancy have been facing increasing difficulties in acquiring seedlings for their vegetable production, owing to the distance between Georgetown and Kingstown.
In order to address this problem a number of vegetable farmers formed themselves into the producer group; Fancy Vegetable Farmers Cooperative (FAVFCO).
The main objective of the group is to provide quality vegetable seedlings at a sustainable level and an affordable cost to farmers in the community of Fancy throughout the year.
The group has embarked on the project of establishing a nursery in Fancy.
President of the organization Marsha Williams volunteered her backyard as a site to erect a greenhouse to facilitate seedling production.