February 14, 2014

Trinidad university students to visit SVG

Twenty final year students from the University of Trinidad and Tobago, formerly the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (ECIAF) will pay a one-week visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines 15th – 22nd February 2014.{{more}}

The students will be on a study tour of the island to learn about various agricultural practices, as well as to share some of their experiences with farmers.

A packed program has been organized which includes visits to the Botanical Gardens and the Nicholls Wildlife Complex, the Tissue Culture Laboratory, the livestock research station at Rabacca and the Kingstown Port to observe the quarantine procedures involving the exportation of agricultural produce to Trinidad and Tobago.

In addition, the students will be taken on a number of on-farm visits to observe the production of pineapples, vegetables, dasheen and other rootcrops.

The students will be accompanied by two staff members of the university.

Throughout the years, over 55 Vincentians have been students at the institution, affectionately called ECIAF, where they pursued studies at the diploma and, recently, degree levels in general agriculture, forestry and livestock production.

The students will depart on Saturday, February 22 for Trinidad.