Sixteen farmers will be recognized at a graduation ceremony for their dedication and for successfully completing the Cocoa Farmer Field School Training Programme.
The ceremony, to be held on April 22, will be hosted by DEXIA in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture.
The training programme is being done to re-stimulate the interest in Dominica’s cocoa industry.
The Farmer Field School commenced in January 2014 and ended in February 2014.
The training sessions were conducted in the Northern and Western districts.
Prior to the Farmer Field School training, focus group meetings were held at Coulibistrie and Portsmouth.
The topic covered by both groups in the Farmer Field School was pruning.
The main facilitator received training in Trinidad and Tobago in November 2011 and a harmonized module was developed for a Cocoa Farmer Field School.
The Ministry of Agriculture Cocoa Coordinator and Extension staff assisted in conducting the training of farmers.