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Primary school students tour CARDI

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Students of the Potters and St. Andrew’s primary schools were given a tour of the Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI) ahead of World Food Day on 16th October.

St. Andrews: St. Andrew’s Primary School students [Photos courtesy the Ministry of Agriculture]

During their visit, led by CARDI’s Representative for Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat, Paul Lucas, the children toured the facility’s seed bank, weather station and greenhouse.

The fourth and fifth graders also visited the farm where they learned about various varieties of sweet potato grown in Antigua and Barbuda.

Both schools were beneficiaries of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Extension Division Backyard Unit’s “Plant A Seed” initiative.

This initiative, conducted in recognition of World Food Day 2022, saw the students receive a variety of plant seeds and cassava and sweet potato slips.

CARDI is a regional research station that is geared towards research interventions with respect to agricultural water use, water resource management and water harvesting. CARDI also specialises in seed production and the many varieties of sweet potato and cassava.

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