Grenada’s agriculture sector stands to benefit from Digital Agriculture and Innovation Initiatives, that will support implementation activities to build capacities in the country’s agri-food systems.
The Global Network of Digital Agriculture Innovation Hubs and Regional E-agriculture for the Caribbean, is a post COVID – 19 Mechanism, which aims to promote resilient agri-food projects.
Its launch was held during the past week, by the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Fisheries and Cooperatives in conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organization on.
These two projects will support ongoing initiatives implemented by the Government of Grenada with FAO’s technical support.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Aaron Francois, is confident that the incorporation of digital technology will help in curbing the many challenges currently facing the sector.
Computer Systems Administrator in the Ministry of Agriculture, Kenton Fletcher, says the projects will bring forth the ICT innovation the sector needs.
Project Coordinator and FAO’s International Value Chain Development Expert, Vermaran Extavour says, this initiative provides Grenada with a strategy for transforming the sector digitally.
Geographic Information Systems technician in the Ministry of Agriculture, Johnelle McDonald foresees marked improvements in the farming community.
President of the Grenada Network of Rural Women Producers (GRENROP), Theresa Marryshow, has welcomed the project.