Vetiver Planting Training Session


Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center (GARD Center) through Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) local office on Antigua partnered with the IICACBF EbA Project to support the implementation of Vetiver solutions through the development of nurseries in Antigua and Barbuda.

Planting of the Vetiver grass at identified sites requires stabilization and further joint interventions to support the development of green-nature based businesses and enterprises, such as handicraft, nursery operations and engineering solutions.

On Tuesday 8 th , June 2021 a virtual Inception Capacity Building session was facilitated by Jonathan Barcant- IAMovement NGO which is partnering with IICA to execute the CBFEbA project.

Present at the session was the ECS Representative Mr. Gregg Rawlins who gave brief remarks on the project overview and IICA’s commitments to continuous support to priority actions for member states.

Remarks were given by Jamine Romany from the PMU in Trinidad who gave remarks on behalf of the Project Coordinator Karen Lee Klum as well as brief comments from June Jackson Executive Director- GARD Centre which is the beneficiary NGO in Antigua and Barbuda that will be coordinating selective activities under the project.

The training was divided into four parts which showed the participants the following:

  • History
  • Morphological Characterization
  • Agronomical management practices
  • Value Addition

Twelve participated volunteers who are involved in the ongoing project activities participated in the session.

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