Grenada Broadcasting Network

17th July 2024




The university of the west indies is making available opportunities for people interested in furthering their career in the agriculture sector.

Five qualified applicants will receive scholarships for soil science at the University of the West Indies.

This was announced by UWI Research Assistant Micah Martin at the launch of the Caribbean soil sampling project at the Public Workers Union building on Monday.

Martin said that to address issues of food security and land degradation, data on our land use and soil quality must be up to date and easily accessible to government and stakeholder organisations.

It’s been more than 60 years since a soil survey was done; despite the fact that agriculture and farming have changed.

An updated soil information system is necessary so that farmers can be better advised and better decisions made for the agriculture sector.

Global Soil Partnership Focal and the Grenada Project Focal Point, Agronomist, Allison Haynes, encouraged people to apply.

Grenada is expected to benefit significantly from the four-year regional Project spearheaded by the Food and Agricultural Organization to the tune of US 90M dollars.

Senior officials from participating countries spent the last week discussing issues relating to soil management in Trinidad.

Eight Caribbean countries are undertaking the soil sampling survey they are Antigua and Bermuda, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, St Lucia Haiti, and Jamaica.


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