The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Richmond Vale Academy and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund launched the National Soursop Planting Project on the Thursday 9th November 2017 at the Diamonds Primary School. The children of the Diamonds Primary School were given the privilege to plant the first set of soursop trees on their grounds.
A workshop on the Implementation of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) Standards was convened at the Fisheries Complex Conference Room over a period of three days from the 24th- 25th October and the 7th November 2017. The workshop was specifically geared to two fish processing establishments namely, the Kingstown Fish Market and Villamar Ltd.
The Rural Transformation Unit within the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry and Fisheries hosted a two-day training workshop was held on the 14th and 15th November 2017. The objective of the workshop was to provide training in Food and Nutrition Education to support the successful implementation of the Sustainable School Feeding Programme model in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The University of the West Indies (UWI), Seismic Research Centre, has recently accessed financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) under the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund towards the implementation of the Volcano-Ready Community Project in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines.