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Brief history of Agricultural Stations

In the 1940′s a serious attempt was made to divest the agriculture sector away from the sugar monoculture.

Vission, Mission & Role

Vision:

To be a vibrant organization guided by creativity, innovation, respect for the environment, standards of efficiency and the application of appropriate science and technology to deliver effective services.

Mission:

Is to become centres of agricultural excellence by providing certified planting material, sound technical informationĀ  for producers and technicians and supplementing farmer’s production thereby ensuring national food security.

Role Of the Stations:

  • Generation and transfer of crop production technologies.
  • Dissemination of technology information.
  • Conducting economic studies on root and vegetable crop.
  • Conservation of germ plasm.
  • Production of planting material for vegetables, root crops, fruits and pineapple.
  • Facilitation of education and training programmes for schools and other agencies.

Recent Accomplishments on Staions

  • fertgation capability installed at GreenĀ  Castle to Facilitate field research.
  • Seedling and fruit tree propagation facilities upgraded at Green Castle.
  • Fruit an ornamental aboretums established.
  • Annual Mango Fest at Christian Valley is now an integral part of the national Agro Tourism Link.
  • Propagation technology for breadfruit was introduced at Christian Valley.
  • Rapid propagation of pineapple by the “deflowering” method was developed at Cades Bay and transfered to farmers.
  • High Density mango orchard and an arboretum of local fruits established at Cades Bay.