The Extension, Training and Information Services Division (ETIS) is an arm of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries with the mandate to provide information in aspects of agriculture and related issues with the aim of assisting farmers in increasing efficiency in production and hence increasing profitability. The Division continues to seek ways to improve the delivery of service to our clientele who are spread throughout the various counties on the island. This is enunciated in the statements below.

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Vision and Mission

Vision: To be the premier learning agency of choice for agricultural development and growth.

Mission: To promote the empowerment of our clients through an extension service which is client oriented and responsive to changing needs and circumstances.


To provide farmers, potential farmers, communities, youth and other interested persons with information on aspects of agriculture and related issues. To support the Regional based extension service by providing multimedia learning resources and conducting staff training. The eventual aim is to increase efficiency of agricultural production leading to increased profitability of enterprises and improved livelihoods of clients. Staff also participates in exhibitions, field days and other activities as requested.


1. Training 

- FREE Training courses offered, Click here for a full listing of courses:

2. Videos, Factsheets and Other Publications

    For the list of videos on Home Gardening see below

    For the Publications, click here for a full list

 3. On-farm demonstration, trials, farmer field schools

 4. Plant health care through Facebook!

We at the Extension Training and Information Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries are pleased to promote plant health care through good agricultural practices, integrated pest management and environmentally friendly solutions. We are a group of “plant doctors” trained by CAB International who also conduct training courses on various agricultural commodities, inclusive of management of plant pests and diseases. Send us photos/information/description of issues affecting your plant health and we will guide you on how to deal with them. We will advise you on how to manage your pest and disease problems in plants. In fact, if your plant is growing poorly for whatever reason, we can recommend treatment options to suit your scale of operation and your cultivation philosophy.


Contact Information

 Extension Training and Information Services Division, Administrative Division

Corner Mausica & Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno
Tel. No: 646-2737; 646-2738
Fax No: 642-6747

Farmers Training Centre, Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno
Tel. No: 646-1966; 642-0167
Fax No: 642-0601
Tel: 646-2737/8
Fax: 642-6747




Videos on Home Gardening by ETIS

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