CARDI continues to support agricultural development in a number of areas amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has recently facilitated a number of webinar sessions as it continues to broaden the knowledge among Stakeholders in the agricultural industry, amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The sessions covered topics such as animal husbandry, the coconut industry, value chain development and improved farming techniques.CARDI’s Representative for Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat, Mr. Paul Lucas said that the use of these online platforms have helped a range of stakeholders to participate remotely and learn valuable information free of cost.

Meanwhile, Lucas noted that at the CARDI Antigua and Barbuda unit, an extensive seed production and management program continues for hot peppers, corn, pumpkin and table squash, thereby supporting local farmers and increasing their productivity.

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