DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE CONTINUES FARINE TRADITION

Written by on April 10, 2018

Farine being processed.  Click on image to enlarge

The Division of Agriculture within the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs is keeping the farine tradition alive.

Growing over an acre of cassava in the Dumfries area, Extension Officer Patrick Mathurine who oversees the process says that this has been part of the Division’s agricultural revitalization programme since 2010.

Noting the additional income that can be derived from farine, Mathurine is encouraging farmers in Carriacou and Petite Martinique to grow cassava and produce the by product which is farine.

He says that cassava is an ideal crop for the island since it requires little rainfall and is not affected by any pests and diseases.

Farmers interested in growing the crop can link with the Division of Agriculture which is ready to supply them with planting material.

Farine is sold at $8 per pound.


Reader's opinions
  1. The man on the street   On   April 11, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Maybe they could grow some ,on the old cotton gin plot,(near that stinking and unhealthy refuse dump) down towards Dumfries,which seems to have been abandoned for so long now !

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