Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Free farming courses available in February

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Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Interested in cocoa production, aquaponics or duck farming? 

The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries is offering a range of free courses on aspects of crop and animal farming for the month of February.

The Ministry said in a social media post that the courses are free of charge, however, courses are limited to 30 people per class.

Free agriculture courses for February 2020

“Register today for free farmers' training courses in February 2020! The Extension, Training and Information Services (ETIS) Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries (MALF), is offering a host of training courses across the country for the month of February 2020.”

“Please note that registration for the January training courses commenced on Monday 27th January, 2020, so be sure to call and secure your spot(s) early as each course is limited to a maximum of thirty (30) participants.”

“Come, and seize the opportunity to benefit from these FREE programmes,” the Ministry said.

For more information please call the centres where the courses are being held.

Here is a list of programmes as follows:

Sangre Grande

Tel. 668-2449

February 20 and 21, 2020

Managing Pests of Citrus 082


Rio Claro

Tel. 644-2326/2882

February 11, 13, 14, and 18, 

Marketing of primary and value-added agricultural products on the local and foreign markets


Princes Town

Tel. 655-3428/7526/5637

February 4, 6 and 7, 2020

Aquaponics for Home Gardeners 079 (with practical session)

February 11, 13, 14 and 18, 2020

Duck Production 080 (with field trip)



Tel. 662-5127

February 4, 6 and 7, 2020

Home Gardening 076 (with practical session)

February 14 and 18, 2020

Melongene, pepper and tomato production 077

February 11, 13 and 18, 2020

Pig production (with field trip)



Tel. 662-5127

February 4, 6, 7, 2020

Growing vegetables using sharp sand based hydroponics system 074 (with field trip)

February 13, 14 2020

Budding, grafting and other plant propagation techniques.



Tel. 672-2865/0878

February 11: Introduction to Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture 072

February 13 and 14: Cassava production


Farmer’s Training Centre, Centeno

Tel. 646-1966

February 4, 5

Cultivating seim, bodi and string beans 064

February 4, 5, 6

Small Gas Engine (Basic) 065 (with practical session)

February 11, 13, 14

Cocoa production 067 (with demonstration)

February 12

Pepper Sauce Making 068 (with field trip)

February 18, 19, 21

Introduction to Landscape Management 069 (with field trip)

February 18 and 19

Agro Forestry 070 (with field trip)

February 20, 21

Selection, maintenance and repairs of agricultural spray cans (with practical session)


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