SU and A&M college signs MoU with Ministry of Agriculture of St Kitts

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St Kitts and Nevis: Southern University and A&M College (Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas) collaborated and signed the memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Agriculture on December 27, 2023 at Government house. 

This collaboration has been done with an objective of enhancing the agricultural practices. Also, this partnership aims at empowering the farming community with the latest insights and expertise in areas such as crop development, medicinal plant research and livestock farming.

Considerably, the medical plant research specifically has been mentioned in concern with medicinal cannabis.

At the ceremony, PM Terrance Drew, Agriculture Minister Samal Duggins, Education Minister Geoffrey Hanley and the Governor General, Dame Marcella Liburd revealed their presence at the ceremony. The Government of the country shared the glimpses for the ceremony as well.

Glimpse shared from the ceremony, Credits to SKNIS Facebook Page
Glimpse shared from the ceremony, Credits to SKNIS Facebook Page

The Memorandum of Understanding signed between Southern University and the Ministry of Agriculture incorporates multiple aspects, offering benefits to the farmers and the general population. Also, Southern University Agriculture Research & Extension Centre (SUAREC) commits to provide valuable consultancy services to the Ministry of Agriculture .

All the support provided will contribute towards the enrichment of knowledge and skill sets among farmers in the Federation. Additionally, the Southern University Agriculture Research & Extension center is committed towards fostering food safety.

This will be done by providing the certification courses in vendor food safety, targeting the acquisition of food vendors permit. And, this will be made available completely free of charge to the citizens of St Kitts and Nevis.

Importantly, by all of these efforts, SUAREC states its contribution to the overall well being of the agricultural sector.

Even, the SU delegation will be given the tour as a planned part of CFBC (Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College) as a follow to the Memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Education which was signed in September 2023.

This collaboration aimed at providing reduced cost leadership programs and certification courses to government teachers and employees. This even states the dedication of SU in fostering access to higher education.

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