Press Release:- Taiwan Technical Mission, in cooperation with Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, held “Banana Plants Preparation and Follower Setting” workshops in Deglos, La Caye, Grace, Roseau, Woodland and Micoud on 11th, 18th, 25th of April and 2nd, 9th, 16th of May, 2019.
The agricultural specialist from the Taiwan Technical Mission introduced Saint Lucian farmers to techniques of the cultivation and management of tissue culture plantlets and explained the pros and cons of tissue culture plantlets and suckers.
Saint Lucian farmers were also introduced to a new cultivation model for bananas which would help farmers to make production schedules to avoid harvesting in hurricane seasons, reduce risk from disaster damage, raise banana plantlets survival rate and stabilize and increase banana production.
Also present at these workshops were Project Extension staff of the Banana Productivity Improvement Project (BPIP). In total there were 8 workshops attended by 320 farmers and Saint Lucian officers.
Taiwan is and will remain a partner in sustainable development for Saint Lucia’s banana industry.