Ministry of Agriculture Urges Residents To Get Involved In Hydroponics


The Ministry of Agriculture, particularly the Backyard Gardening Department at the Extension Division, is urging residents to consider hydroponics farming.

Hydroponics involves soil-less agriculture where the plants are submerged in water and different supplements are added to sustain the life and growth of the plants.

Backyard gardening is becoming very popular worldwide and Ayo Simon, Backyard Garden Facilitator, shares that he believes residents should engage in hydroponics as a new farming technique.

“Because as you see, if you have minimal space or you want to use less water, this is a type of agriculture that can be incorporated with the hydroponics system,” he said.


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  1. Who in the ministry said this?

    They must be living in Guyana…..

    Where will Antiguans get water to do hydroponics farming?

    These people are amusing and come up with the most outlandish ideas.

    Be practical and give ideas that makes sense, like water-less, soil-less agriculture similar to what is done at the space station.

  2. Aquaponics is an excellent method of farming. Antigua may not be quite ready to undertake this method. The farm in sea view farm is impressively thriving and I’m happy to see its growth. How will the ministry assist farmers? How can the ministry assist?

  3. Those complaining about water don’t understand the method. Cannabis, other herbs and stuff like lettuce are great with hydroponics, But, we still need ground provision, citrus fruits, earth vegetables that can’t grow in hydroponics system. This article is useless though, no information, no data, no benefits, nothing. Are you going to make the accessories for hydro duty free ? Technical assistance ? Something other than ‘its a great idea’

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