Officials in the Ministry of Agriculture say that interest in greenhouse parks for vegetable production continues to grow among farmers as the Ministry steps up its greenhouse sensitization campaign.
Representatives of farmers groups in the Marriaqua Community came together last Wednesday for their second meeting in the current campaign, and they plan to convene further sensitization sessions with their full membership later this month.
Similar meetings were also held with groups in the Georgetown, Orange Hill and North Leeward areas.
Establishment of Greenhouse Parks is a major activity under the Fruit and Vegetable component of the BAM (Banana Accompanying Measures) – a European Union funded programme to modernize and develop the Agricultural Sector in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Mr. Philbert Gould, BAM’s Fruit and Vegetable Component leader is coordinating the sessions.