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30 youth getting agri know-how

30 youth getting agri know-how
BYAP participants placing the lid on a solar flat plate drying system which contained grated cassava drying to make flour. - (Picture by Reco Moore.)

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The Barbados Youth Action Programme (BYAP) is helping 30 young people to become agri-preneurs.

Yesterday, during a site visit at its base in Ashford, St John, assistant project lead Andrina Welch said the programme was based on training the youth in climate-smart sustainable and organic approaches to agriculture.

Welch said more young people were getting interested in farming as they were realising there was a wide variety of technological components to crop production, which opened many opportunities for employment.

She added participants also learnt they could develop value-added projects from crops they produced.

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