FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 2018: PORT OF SPAIN – The Digicel Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries’ Aquaculture Demonstration Centre, hosted an Aquaponics Networking and Sensitization Workshop on October 3 in Tobago.
The workshop was held at the Tobago School for the Deaf, Speech and Language Impaired Centre, and had in attendance officials from the Tobago School for the Deaf, Speech and Language Impairment and Happy Haven.
During the proceedings, Hazel Douglas, Board Member of the Digicel Foundation provided the participants with an overview of the Aquaponics Project, recapping all its achievements to date. She noted that over the past four years of the Programmes’ existence, some 12,000 persons have been positively impacted.
The interactive session also allowed the participants the opportunity to share their experiences and present solutions to the challenges they may have encountered while using the aquaponics systems.
Since its launch in 2014, Harnarine Lalla, Fisheries Officer at the Aquaculture Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, and his team have administered training and provided technical and maintenance support to the many beneficiaries of the Aquaponics Programme.
The participants were particularly impressed with the information shared by Eustace Phillip of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries’ Aquaculture Demonstration Centre, and were in high praise of the Digicel Foundation for its continued work in providing opportunities to learn more about sustainable Aquaponics practices and techniques.