The second year students of the Agriculture Department of the Dominica State College presented an interesting array of products in partial fulfillment of their Agro-processing and Post-Harvest Technology course.
The course is intended to teach students the basic concepts of post-harvest treatment of fresh produce and methods by which produce can be preserved or otherwise developed into value added products. The students were encouraged to go beyond the usual processed products – jams, jellies, pepper sauces, and explore the development of products not normally processed or developed.
The products developed by the students were:
Sherniae Alexander Aloe shampoo
Derrickson Baptiste Lavender soap
Sherma Daniel Hibiscus vaseline
Najja Gallion Scented oils
Markie George Mango hand lotion
Terisha George Candied ginger
Kerdline JnoRose Coconut flour
Wynona Joseph ` Honey carambola treats
Gerald Luke Soursop tea bags
Jancy Phillip Candied citrus peel
Allene Pierre Plantain wine
Wayne Raphael Banana flour
Curnelle Thomas Powdered instant seamoss mix
Ranson Williams Scented candles
Shervin Xavier Lemongrass tea bags
Javid Pascal Yam chips
Dwight DeGonzague Dark chocolate
The students worked very hard and did very well at developing their chosen projects. This augurs well for the future of agro-processing in Dominica.
The course content was delivered by Mrs. Sharon Allicock-Joseph of DSC and Ms. Anna Mary Seraphine, Produce Chemist.
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