Farm Attendants receive training in Hydroponic Farming Technology

Farm Attendants from various secondary schools have benefitted from a training session in Hydroponic Farming Technology.

 This followed the launch of a partnership between The Gilbert Agricultural & Rural Development (GARD) Center with sponsorship from The Sandals Foundation-Jamaica with technical support from The Agricultural Extension Services Division (AESD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Barbuda Affairs, the Inter-American Institute on Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI) and The Ministry of Education.

The initiative formed part of a ten (10) week training course in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) with a special focus on Hydroponics (growing of plants without soil).

The training session which was recently held at the GARD Center, focused on sensitizing 13 Farm Attendants on best practices that would enable them to transition towards more climate resilient production systems and more sustainable livelihoods,  in the presence of climate change and climate variability.