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Melissa Skerrit promotes sustainable ways of cultivation

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Dominica: Melissa Poponne Skerrit, the member of parliament from Roseau Central, initiated a training programme in a collaborative effort with the Chinese Agricultural Technical Mission recently for sustainable living. The mission led to the implementation of innovative techniques and knowledge in the farming sector making it more urban in the region of Roseau in Dominica.

The local people of Dominica living in the region of Roseau attended the training session to learn about urban agriculture and modern farming techniques. After the training period, it is observed that the residents of Roseau have taken a turn toward sustainable living methods by using innovative methods.

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In the session, the people of Dominica participated in the programme from all age categories and learned about the various modern ways of agriculture with hydroponic systems and vertical farming. The attendees of the session also learned about the methods of cultivating crops in less space and farming on concrete.

The training session of Dominica was collaborated by esteemed presenters like Kian Winston, the assistant principal of the Castle Bruce Secondary School and an agricultural science teacher, Vince Morgan, Dominica’s largest hydroponics farmer, and Batilla Bethel James, an avid farmer and agricultural development officer at the Aid Bank.

Melissa Poponne Skerrit mentioned in her statement to the public that the constituents of Roseau Central have seen a lack of land that can be used for farming as per the requirement. That comes with the requirement of introducing new modern city farming techniques.

The people are also seen as excited about learning ways of planting in alleyways, propagation of seedlings using a hydroponic system, and growing crops on concrete. The intention of the training session was clearly to promote modern ways of agriculture and to encourage people to cultivate their own food using modern space-saving technologies.

Melissa Poponne Skerrit said. “The interactive nature of the session fostered lively discussions and exchange of ideas, creating a vibrant atmosphere conducive to learning and growth. Attendees not only gained theoretical knowledge but also had the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities.”

She added in her words, “As we celebrate the success of this event, we extend our sincere gratitude to all participants and facilitators for their active engagement and enthusiasm. We encourage all attendees to continue their journey in urban agriculture and to leverage the knowledge and skills gained from this session to make a positive impact in homes and beyond.”

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