Written by on April 27, 2018

Cabbage grown inside of the greenhouse facility at HSS funded by GEF-SGP

Carriacou was chosen as the place to launch the St. Mary’s Junior School and 4-H Schools Climate Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Project.

The project is being funded to the tune of $191,000 through funds provided by the Global Environment Facility.

Denis Baptiste, Acting 4H Coordinator says that twenty-two schools will benefit from the project. Some of the activities will include repairs to existing poultry units and construction of new poultry units.

Programme Coordinator of GEF-SGP Simone Lewis (orange shirt) with 4H Officials, Senior Agri Officer (glasses on head) Benson Patrice and offcials from HSS

Programme Coordinator, Simone Lewis gave an overview of the Global Facility Programme’s Small Grants Programme, noting that Grenada is one of 192 countries where environmental related projects are being implemented.

Senior Agricultural Officer in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government Benson Patrice recalled his days in the 4H programme as a student said that it is one where economic benefits can be derived. The Hillsborough Secondary School is already benefiting from the project with the installation of a greenhouse facility.

4H members and other students attending the launch of the Schools Climate Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Project

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