Government Trains Farmers to Deal With Climate Change in Barbados

Local farmers will have a training facility in the coming months to assist them in preparing for the impact of climate change, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced.

News of the government initiative to help local farmers cope with the effects of changing weather patterns came last night from acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Andrew Gittens at the launch of Agrofest 2016 at Pure Ocean, St Lawrence Gap.

Addressing the event on behalf of Agriculture Minister Dr David Estwick, Gittens, noted that climate change has emerged as one of the major challenges facing farmers.

http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/01/21/climate-change-training-for-farmers/

Berit Watkin

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