Residents and community-based organizations of Pares Village are invited to register for a two-day training program on Backyard Hydroponics Operations.
The program is being hosted by the National Hydro Growers in collaboration with the Department of Environment.
According to a media release by the National Hydro Growers, the training will take place on November 6th and 7th in collaboration with the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Environment (DOE).
The training aims to provide practical training on Backyard Hydroponics Operations through the project titled “Building Resilience through Climate Smart Agriculture Systems.” A community meeting in Pares Village will follow on November 9th, 2023.
This training will be the first of several participatory and people-centered training events under the National Hydro Growers project.
It aims to promote capacity building in the farming community, especially among women and youth, to utilize climate-resilient farming technology.
The training also aims to improve land use and natural resources management in rural areas.
The National Hydro Growers’ project will cover all participation expenses for up to 25 residents, including participation fees and meals.
The funding for this project is provided by the OECS Commission’s BioSPACE Project, an EU-funded initiative. Interested residents, including students, are encouraged to register by Wednesday, October 25th, 2023, to secure a spot. As spaces are limited, early registration is recommended.