Watch: PM visits agri-businesses
Photo via the Office of the PRime Prime Minister/Facebook.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley visited three agri-businesses on Wednesday, bringing a focus on the country's local food production.
The Office of the Prime Minister shared photos and a video to social media showing Dr Rowley's visit to livestock farms as well as a large farm owned by Blue Waters Products Ltd on Wednesday June 17, 2020.
Dr Rowley visited the Turure Dairy Farm in Valencia, which is operated by a family involved in livestock rearing for several years.
He also paid a visit to the Aripo Livestock Limited farm which is a Public/Private Sector Initiative. This farm is involved in the rearing of cows, buffalypso and goats.
The last stop of the tour was the Blue Waters Farm, a private sector large farm which is a division of Blue Waters Products Limited.
The OPM said the company’s agri-division grows a wide variety of fruits using traditional farming methods. They also incorporate the latest technology with the use of a vertical LED freight container for food production.
"At the end of the tour Dr Rowley said that farming in Trinidad and Tobago is still a good vocation for many people with tremendous potential, noting that this kind of approach will take us toward reducing our food import bill by producing more and importing less," the statement said.
Dr Rowley was joined by Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat, and Parliamentary Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Avinash Singh.