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4-H movement launches a Livestock Revolving Programme in Carriacou


Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:13 PM - George's, Grenada
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Beausejour, Carriacou, April 22, 2015-
With the support and contribution of a number of farmers; the 4-H Movement is being revitalized on the sister isle of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.


They contributed a variety of animals which included pigs, sheep and goats for the commencement of the 4-H Livestock Revolving Programme.

The livestock programme will see the distribution of animals to members of the clubs after which the offspring will be passed on to other 4-Hers.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government Bernadette Lendore-Sylvester expressed deep appreciation to the farmers and other partners.

She noted that their contribution is a sure sign of their dedication towards partnering with young people and the Division of Agriculture to enhance food production here.


“Your partnership speaks volumes; it is saying to all of us that you believe that by placing the future of our nation’s agriculture and food production in the hands of our youth we will indeed have sustainable agricultural production”, she said.


She applauded 4-H Officer Nickiann Alexander for working along with the various partners for the rejuvenation of the 4-H Clubs here.

Also, the Ministry of Agriculture provided support; through the contribution of gardening tools.

Chief Agricultural Officer Daniel Lewis who attended a special handing over ceremony told members that through their involvement they can be trained to become entrepreneurs and develop careers in the agricultural field.


The 4-H Movement began in Carriacou and Petite Martinique 34 years ago and encourages young people to become future leaders and innovators.


Meanwhile, they are preparing for the development of a seedlings nursery as part of a climate change project.


 

 

 

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