Sunday 20 September, 2020

PHOTOS: Agrofest 2017

This year has been no different and it was noted by the Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul that despite the challenges experienced this year as it relates to transportation of children, he was extremely pleased with the turnout.

He told Loop News, “The interest of the schools are very high, they were very excited about the rabbits, because we have a full quota of rabbits this year which is good and we have a young man that is excited about what he does.

"I will encourage anyone who is coming over this weekend with children to take them to see these rabbits."

According to Mr Paul he is very impressed to see that not only teachers accompany the children to the park, but many parents as well, who took the opportunity to browse and express interests by buying a lot of produce on the first day.

Loop News also caught up with Barbados' representative at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Ena Harvey who applauded the BAS for placing at the top of their “game” the youth of Barbados.

“This is the future of agriculture - the youth - and when they have to make the connection of what they eat and where it comes from that is what is important,” she said.

The curtains will come down on Agrofest today with a gospel concert.

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