Jamaica: "We intend to introduce various farming techniques to primary and high schools"

Newly installed president of the Rotary Club of Savanna-la-Mar Demerce Guscott said the club intends to introduce various farming techniques to primary and high schools within the parish as a way to get youngsters involved in sustainable agriculture practices.

"We will be focusing on some new technologies like hydroponics and aquaponics. We will be looking to see how best we can introduce those into schools and to see how best we can have those incorporated to make agriculture fun again," stated Guscott.

He said the club will be using the summer holidays to fine-tune all its plans as it moves to start a drip irrigation system in September. While he did not reveal the cost of the project, the president said the club will be working on fund-raising events during the calendar year.

Guscott, who is a 4-H club agronomist, explained that the aim is to have the Rotary Club work closely with 4-H clubs in the parish to make Rotary's 2023-2024 youth training project a reality. "We are looking to work with children [because] they are the ones who are coming up. We have to do these initiatives; agriculture is the key. [We have to] eat what we grow, grow what we eat," he elaborated.

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