More plants will soon be available to the farming community in Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
The Division of Agriculture in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs has announced plans to develop a closer working relationship with the Chinese Agriculture Mission based in La Saggese, St. David’s.
Technical staff attached to the Mission erected a shade house at the Belair Nursery and trained staff in tractor operations.
Chief of the Chinese Agriculture Mission, Kang Quan, said this is the beginning of what the Chinese Mission hope will be a good working relationship.
The Chinese are offering their expertise, he said, in order to see agriculture on the sister isle move to another level.
Through this relationship a variety of plants will be provided to the Belair Nursery and farmers – sweet cassava, soursop and different varieties of flowers.
Senior Agriculture Officer in the Division of Agriculture, Benson Patrice, said the construction of the shade house will see an increase in plant propagation at the nursery.
Patrice, along with one of the propagation officers, will be visiting the Mission soon for the selection of crops.
It is hoped that the Chinese Agriculture Mission will also extend assistance in other areas
The Chinese Agriculture Mission was established in Grenada over nine years ago when Grenada broke off ties with the Republic of China on Taiwan and recognised Beijing instead.