Several farmers from the North East Farmers Organisation (NEFO) visited St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) through a study tour program hosted by the Eastern Caribbean Trading Agriculture and Development Organisation (ECTAD) in collaboration with the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) from August 24th –27th 2010.
The Study tour was one of NEFO activities funded under a Letter of Agreement (LoA) by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) through the European Union All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme (EU AAACP).
The goal of the Study Tour was to identify key production and propagation techniques practiced in SVG that will enhance NEFO’s present and future crop production, for greater economic, financial and work -task force building opportunities.
The tour provided participants with the knowledge and information needed to enhance marketing, business development, services and networking in the agribusiness sector for the organization. This was done through NEFO farmers witnessing the production practices of Dasheen, Yams, Eddoes and Sweet Potatoes on both the Leeward and Windward locations and through visits to CARDI experimental stations, Ministry of Agriculture propagation station and the Taiwan’s experimental plot.