The National Association of Youth in Agriculture (NAYA) has intentions of adopting a new approach to get more young people in Dominica interested in the field.

President of NAYA Delroy Williams says the productivity of the association has been affected by low membership in the organization.

Within the next school year we will be focusing a lot on primary and secondary school projects to get a new core of members. Key members on the executive have gone on to study so that has affected the association over the past seven months. We are however at a building stage and looking to gather as much support as possible,” he said.

Williams said incumbent members are also cognizant of the fact that NAYA needs to step up its game.

“We know about the calls for youth involvement in agriculture. So one of the things that we are hoping to focus on is the business aspect of agriculture and how we can get young persons involved in agriculture entrepreneurship. We are also hoping to focus on small business development using our local vegetables and food,” he said.