The Ministry of Agriculture is receiving assistance in geo-spatial mapping from the government of the Republic of China on Taiwan.
Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar said the digital maps are now available for use by his ministry for identifying the results of elements in the soil within main agriculture areas.
He said the digital maps will assist greatly in providing valuable information about deficiencies in the soil in certain areas.
According to News 784, Minister Caesar said the geo-spatial information would be transferred to farmers during this year through a system of organized farmer field school training.
He said this information related to the national soil analysis mapping could help Vincentian farmers increase their production since they will be better guided as it relates to fertilizer requirements.
Minister Caesar is among a six member delegation from the government currently in Taiwan to meet with policy makers and key stakeholders in different sectors to discuss issues of mutual cooperation in several areas including agriculture and technology.