When a little means a lot: Small farmers embrace hydroponic vegetable production
It’s not just the high-priced, high-profile, well financed development projects that make an impact. Sometimes a little can mean a lot…………as is the case with the recently completed two-year Shadehouse Vegetable Production and Marketing Project for farmers drawn from areas as far-flung as Essequibo at the one extreme and the Corentyne at the other.
Designed to support the production and marketing of hydroponic vegetables, the project targeted small farmers amenable to embracing new methods of cultivation that might make their ventures more profitable.
By the time the Project Secretariat formally de-clared this phase to be at an end a few weeks ago the project was being credited with doing much more than any previous initiative of its kind to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.