New series #RiseofAgriculture tells the stories behind Trinidad and Tobago’s agriculture sector

“Reinvigorating an agricultural sector during a pandemic and within in an economy that has sustained itself on oil and gas for decades is definitely a challenge. Yet the call for agriculture to lead Trinidad and Tobago’s economy continues.“ – GFAR … What lessons would Nigeria 🇳🇬 learn?

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By Deston Pope and Keron Bascombe, Tech4Agri

Deston Pope shoots footage on location for a site visit to a farm in Tabaquite, South Trinidad.

In today’s world, the words ‘vaccine’ and ‘economy’ including the phrases ‘digital transformation’ and ‘food security’ can be heard almost every day. And yet the greatest untapped resource, our youth, still struggle to enter and maintain a livelihood within the agricultural sector.” – Keron, Creator @Tech4Agri

A small island in recovery?
Reinvigorating an agricultural sector during a pandemicand within in an economy that has sustained itself on oil and gas for decades is definitely a challenge. Yet the call for agriculture to lead Trinidad and Tobago’s economy continues.

Prior to the pandemic our oil and gas energy-based economy was in the midst of failure, while our agriculture sector had been downsized with several sub-sector support programs and institutions being closed down. Island food systems…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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