The International Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA) is playing an integral role in helping the agricultural sector recover from the Volcanic eruptions that wreaked havoc here earlier this year. In this regard St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) have now received another shipment of seeds through the hemispheric organization.
The shipment was handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture last Tuesday November 23, and Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar says that the donation will go a long way in helping vegetable farmers recover from the damage brought on by the explosive eruptions.
He noted during the virtual event on Wednesday that the first donation of 11,500 packets of seeds was delivered to the Ministry of Agriculture on August 16, 2021 and the second donation of seeds, which was a combined shipment from Argentina and Chile was delivered to the Ministry in October.
This final donation of seeds came from the private company Bayer; seeds have also come from Brazil. “IICA has been actively engaged with the Ministry of Agriculture and other partners from very early in the disaster, providing material and technical assistance to the response and recovery efforts,” Caesar said.
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Publication date: Tue 30 Nov 2021
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