Grenada Hosts Agriculture Boot Camp

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Thirty young people from Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique participated in a three-day boot camp, designed to position them to be pioneers in climate-smart agriculture. The youth participants, who were between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, are the newest cohort in the Caribbean Development Bank’s Vybzing Youth Outreach Programme, which is being held under the theme, “Climate Action Today = Food for Tomorrow.”

The workshop ran from May 23 and until May 25 in St George’s, Grenada.

A team from the University of the West Indies’ Centre for Food Security and Entrepreneurship facilitated the boot camp.

Since 2002, more than 800 young people from across the Bank’s borrowing member countries have participated in the Vybzing Youth Outreach Programme. Themes addressed in the fora include information communication technologies for development, citizen security, creative entrepreneurship, regional economic development, and road safety.

The programme, part of the agenda for the annual meeting of the bank’s board of governors, aims to inspire participants to take action to build a better Caribbean.