In keeping with objective of Agri-Export Strategy Initiative to increase agricultural growth through expansion in exports, and in support of the North Leeward Breadfruit Festival, the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry, Fisheries (MARTFF) will host a seminar on the Production and Marketing of Breadfruit on Friday 18th August 2017 at the Rose Hall Community Centre.
The opening ceremony will be addressed by the Chief Agricultural Officer and the Minister of Agriculture Rural Transformation, Forestry and Fisheries, the Honorable Saboto Caesar.
Two visiting technical experts will make presentations at the seminar on Commercial production systems to maximize profits on Phylo-genetics of Breadfruit.
Other presentations will include breadfruit nutrition, harvest and post-harvest management of breadfruit, the Economics of Breadfruit production and marketing breadfruit and alternative livelihoods, including Breadfruit Flour Production, agro-tourism and craft.
The day’s proceedings will conclude with a group discussion, which aims at increasing employment and income associated with commercial production, breadfruit flour and products and breadfruit related tourism activities in the North Leeward community.
Meanwhile The North Leeward Tourism Authority will host the Breadfruit exhibition and festival on Saturday 19th August 2017 at Mission Corner, Chateaubelair commencing at 10:00 a.m.