Free Training Courses

Are you a farmer, a farmer in training, or a young person looking for a way to enter the agriculture field? If you are interested in learning and acquiring the skills you need to further yourself in this field, then the Extension, Training and Information Services (ETIS) Division of the Ministry of Food Production is where you need to be!

The ETIS is dedicated to the provision of guidance courses and demonstrations, providing farmers and all other interested persons with information on aspects of agriculture and related issues. This Division continuously holds a number of guidance/training courses and demonstrations which can be obtained at the Farmer’s Training Centre in Centeno and at selected CountyOffices. So be sure to check at your County Office to see when they are available!

These courses focus on the following:

  • crop production
  • ornamental décor and landscaping
  • home gardening
  • livestock production
  • maintenance and repair skills
  • introductory organic farming,
  • farm management and marketing

Recently, several new courses have been introduced:

  • pasture management
  • improved livestock practices
  • fertilizer usage
  • effective pest management

To view a full detail list of courses offered for 2013-2014, click here

Please note that there is a limit of thirty persons per course. We therefore recommend that you pre-register by placing a call to the Farmer’s Training Centre, to ensure yourself a guaranteed spot. These courses are advertised via the newspapers and flyers; the venues advertised therein can be contacted for more information.

Communities in remote locations where there are no centres need not worry. The ETIS Division is equipped with a Mobile Learning self-contained bus which travels to these secluded communities. Classes take place inside the bus, which is equipped to deliver four courses.

All courses are offered free of charge!

In addition to the training courses, ETIS provides audio visual materials, publications, manuals and brochures can also be sourced at the ETIS Division. There are producer manuals for grow boxes, cassava, hot pepper, rabbit, papaya, and pumpkin. Other producer manuals are being developed. It should be noted that preference is given to staff and that there are limited resources available. Agricultural entrepreneurs looking for the right start can make use of on-farm demonstrations, trials, and farmer field schools. Ministry staff can also use these amenities. Contact the division for more information!

On-farm demonstration, trials, farmer field schools

Who Qualifies
All agricultural entrepreneurs and Ministry staff

How to obtain Service bythe Extension Training and Information Services (ETIS) Division
Contact the Division

Contact Information
Farmers Training Centre,

Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno

Tel. No: 646-1966; 642-0167

Fax No: 642-0601

 

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

Email:FPETIS@gov.tt

Provision - Audio visual, Publications and Printed materials

Who Qualifies
Ministry Staff.
All interested persons.Limited to available resources.

How to obtain Service bythe Extension Training and Information Services (ETIS) Division
Contact the Division

Contact Information
Farmers Training Centre,

Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno

Tel. No: 646-1966; 642-0167

Fax No: 642-0601

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

Email:FPETIS@gov.tt

Training courses at the Ministry’s Offices and within communities

Who Qualifies
All persons interested.
Limited to 30 persons per course.Pre- registration recommended

How to obtain Service bythe Extension Training and Information Services (ETIS) Division
Courses advertised via newspapers,flyers.
Contact advertised venues.

Contact Information
Farmers Training Centre,

Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno

Tel. No: 646-1966; 642-0167

Fax No: 642-0601

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

Email:FPETIS@gov.tt