Advisories and assessments on tree health, pruning and felling

Advisories and assessments on tree healthis offered to the general public. Treepruning and felling is offered toGovernment departments ONLY.

Who Qualifies
(General Public, Tree pruning and felling is offered to Government departments ONLY)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit an application to the Director,Horticultural Services Division giving fulldetails, i.e. the name and address of theapplicant, the exact address and locationof the tree (s), the ownership of the landon which the tree (s) is/are located, andthe nature of any threat and or risk, and ifpossible, the type of tree.

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel:- 622-1221/5Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax:- 622-9131

Apicultural (Bee) Services Provides:

  • nuclei (queens) for colonies
  • Start-up frames
  • Training in apiculture

Who Qualifies
All persons interested in apiculture

How to obtain Service by the Regional Administration North Division
Contact County Offices

Contact Information
County Offices:

St. George West Farm Road, Curepe
Tel: 662-1886/5127 ; Fax: 6623898

St. George East, Amazon Road Wallerfield
Tel / Fax: 667-8488.

St. Andrew/ St. David, Oropouche Road, Sangre Grande
Tel: 668-2449, Fax 668-2855.

County Caroni, Old Southern Main Road, Chase Village
Tel: 672-0878; Fax 671-1861.

Analytical Analyses

  • Plant tissue
  • Water
  • Fertilizers
  • Compost
  • Livestock feed

Who Qualifies
General Public/Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division

  • Requests can be made Via County Offices
  • Directly to Division

Contact Information
Research Division
Central Experiment Station, Centeno
Tel: 646-4334/7
Fax: 646-1646
Email: researchstaff@fplma.gov.tt

Animal Production and Health Services

  • Artificial insemination
  • Advisory services in animal health care, production and reproduction
  • Vaccinations against paralytic rabies
  • Clinical treatment of animals (for example, Anaplasmosis, tetanus, diarrhea)
  • Test for Brucellosis

Who Qualifies
General Public

How to obtain Service by the Regional Administration South Division
Services are accessible to the South region through the County Offices

Contact Information
Counties Nariva&Mayaro Office
Rio Claro Mayaro Road
Ecclesville, Rio Claro
Tel: 644-2326 / 2882
Fax: 644-2882

St. Patrick West Office
Reid Road
Point Fortin
Tel / Fax: 648-2384 / 648-1426

County St. Patrick East Office
Ramjattan Trace, Penal
Tel: 647-8460
Fax: 647-3287

Animals / Laboratory Diagnostic Tests

Who Qualifies
Members of the General Public and Veterinarians

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call in advance or walk in service withsamples
Interested persons are asked to call for information

Contact Information
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex,
Mt. Hope Tel:  645-4593 and 662-5678

Archiving of Cadastral Sheets, Survey Plans and other Survey records

Who Qualifies
General Public and Land Surveyors

How to obtain Service by Survey and Mapping Division
Request in Person

Contact Information
Survey Plan Vault
Old General Post Office
Bldg. #1 Wrightson Road,Port of Spain
Tel: 623-6156

Archiving of Hydrographic Charts, Hydrographic survey information and mean sea level height data

Who Qualifies
General Public, State Agencies, Land Surveyors

How to obtain Service by Survey and Mapping Division
Request in person

Contact Information
Hydrographic Unit
Old General Post Office
Bldg. #1 Wrightson Road,Port of Spain
Tel: 625-3013

Artificial Breeding Centre facilitates Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions’ field trips on written request only

Who Qualifies
Tours are only available on request to Secondary School and Tertiary Institutions.
How to obtain Service by the Animal Production and Health Services Division
Send a letter addressed to the to the Director, Animal Production and Health
#80 Abercomby Street, Port-of-Spain.
Contact Information
Artificial Breeding Centre, Heights of Aripo, 667-9291 or 667-9449 for more information.

Bee Abatement of swarms of Africanized Bees

Who Qualifies
All persons within the North Region who are affected by Africanized Bees.

How to obtain Service by the Regional Administration North Division
Call County Extension offices to make a report

Contact Information
County Offices:

St. George West Farm Road, Curepe
Tel: 662-1886/5127 ; Fax: 6623898

County Caroni, Old Southern Main Road, Chase Village
Tel: 672-0878; Fax 671-1861. 

Bee Abatement Services (Eradication of Africanized bees)

Who Qualifies
General Public

How to obtain Service by the Regional Administration South Division
Services are accessible to the South region through the County Offices

Contact Information
St. Patrick West Office
Reid Road
Point Fortin
Tel / Fax: 648-2384 / 648-1426
County St. Patrick East Office

Farmers Registration / provision of Farmer’s Identification Cards

Who Qualifies 

General Public

How to obtain Service 

Requirements to register as a farmer:

Original and copy of deed.

  • Original and copy of most recent land taxes.
  • One form of Identification
    • Electoral
    • ID Card
    • Passport or, Naturalization Certificate
    • Driver's Permit
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Current Land Tax receipt
  • Electoral ID card /drivers permit
  • Proof of land ownership or authorization to use land
  • Must be farming at leaset 1/8 of an acre

 

Application can be madeat CountyExtension Offices.

Contact Information
County Offices:

St. George West Farm Road, Curepe
Tel: 662-1886/5127 ; Fax: 6623898

St. George East, Amazon Road Wallerfield
Tel / Fax: 667-8488.

St. Andrew/ St. David, Oropouche Road, Sangre Grande
Tel: 668-2449, Fax 668-2855.

County Caroni, Old Southern Main Road, Chase Village
Tel: 672-0878; Fax 671-1861.

Grow Box Project

Who Qualifies

Persons living on the East West Corridor between Carenage to Turure with limited land space

How to obtain Service by the Regional Administration North Division
Fill out applications at Regional Administration North

Contact Information
Regional Administration North,
Nurseries Compound, Farm Road, Curepe,
Tel: 663-4774;
Fax: 6459963

Hot Line Contact - Pest

Who Qualifies
General Public/Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division

  • Requests can be made via Agricultural Extension Offices
  • Directly to Division

Contact Information
Research Division
Central Experiment Station, Centeno
Tel: 646-6284
Fax: 646-1646
Email: researchstaff@fplma.gov.tt

Interacts regularly with farmers and other stakeholders to share information and provide advice on matters related to praedial larceny

Who Qualifies

General Public, Farmers, Vendors

How to obtain Service by the Praedial Larceny Unit

Members of the public can contact their nearest district office:
Contact Information
Eastern District Office
Farm Road,
St. Joseph
663-9980/703-0888

Northern District Office
VMCOTT Compound
Beetham Highway,
Port of Spain
703-0881

Central District Office
Carlsen Field,
Chaguanas
671-7147

Southern District Office
Breeding Unit Tr.
Craignish Village,
Princess Town
655-9893/743-3454

 

Investigate reports and incidents of praedial larceny

Who Qualifies

General Public, Farmers, Vendors

How to obtain Service by the Praedial Larceny Unit

Members of the public can contact their nearest district office:
Contact Information
Eastern District Office
Farm Road, 
St. Joseph
663-9980/703-0888

Northern District Office
VMCOTT Compound
Beetham Highway,
Port of Spain
703-0881

Central District Office
Carlsen Field, 
Chaguanas
671-7147

Southern District Office
Breeding Unit Tr. 
Craignish Village, 
Princess Town
655-9893/743-3454

Importation of dogs and cats into Trinidad and Tobago

Who Qualifies

General Public

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division

Guidelines and Application form for the importation of dogs and cats into Trinidad and Tobago click here

Contact Information

Animal Production and Health Division,80 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain

Tel:1 868 625-5997/1473

 Inspection of Live Poultry and Eggs at Ports of Entry

Who Qualifies
Hatcheries

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call 24hrs in advance

Contact Information
Poultry Surveillance Unit, National Animal Disease Centre,
Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno
Tel: 642-0063/64 ,642-8157, 642-0055 (disease hotline)

 Insurance of Survey Orders and Advise on State Surveys

Who Qualifies
Lands Surveyors, General Public and State Agencies

How to obtain Service by Survey and Mapping Division
Request in writing

Contact Information
Supervisor of Surveys Unit Main Office
#118 Frederick Street,Port of Spain
Tel: 627-9201 / 624-5031 Ext.223

Land Capability

  • Soil mapping and land capability advice
  • Sale of soil maps and land capability survey books

Who Qualifies
General Public/Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division

  • Requests can be made Via County Offices
  • Directly to Division

Contact Information
Research Division
Central Experiment Station, Centeno
Tel: 646-4334/7
Fax: 646-1646
Email: researchstaff@fplma.gov.tt

Library and Information Services

  • Literature on agriculture and related topics
  • References services
  • Database searches

Who Qualifies
General Public/Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division

  • Requests can be made via Agricultural Extension Offices
  • Directly to Division

Contact Information
Research Division
Central Experiment Station, Centeno
Tel: 646-4334/7
Fax: 646-1646
Email: researchstaff@fplma.gov.tt

 

Livestock Research

  • Research opportunities area offered to Tertiary Institutions to work in collaboration with Research Livestock sub unit ofthe Animal Production and Health Division.
  • Cull stock (the off-shoot of research) may be sold to the farming community.
  • Field tours and demonstrations for Secondary schools, Tertiary Institutions and nature groups can be arranged by written request only.
  • Demonstration visits are arranged by written request only.

Who Qualifies

  • Tertiary Institutions qualify for research opportunities.
  • Tours are only available on request to Nature groups, Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions on written request only.
  • Demonstrations are only available on request to Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions on written request only.

How to obtain Service by the Animal Production and Health Services Division
Send a letter addressed to the to the Director, Animal Production and Health
Contact
80 Abercromby St. POS

 

Management of the Cedros and Moruga locusts

Who Qualifies

General Public

How to obtain Service by the Regional Administration South Division 

Services are accessible to the South region through the County Offices

Contact Information

Ramjattan Trace
Penal
Tel: 647-8460
Fax: 647-3287

Monitoring of Equine Quarantine

Who Qualifies
Horse Owners

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Animal Production and Health Divisional Office for obtaining all animal permits.

Contact Information
Animal Production and Health
Abercromby Street POS
Tel: 625-5997, 625-1473
Fax: 625-5993

Monitoring of Livestock and Humans for incidents of Bat Biting Monitoring and Control of the Vampire Bat Population

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers and Members of the Public

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call your County Office for appointment

Contact Information
Anti-Rabies Unit
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488
El Reposo Dem. Stat. – Tel: 668-2449, 668-5727
Rio Claro Dem. Stat. – Tel: 644-2326
St. Patrick (Penal) – Tel: 647-8460 / 647-4672
Point Fortin – Tel:  648-2384
Victoria – Tel: 652-2033
St. George County Office, Havelock St, Curepe – Tel: 662-5986
Caroni – Tel: 672-4411
National Animal Disease Centre, Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno Tel: 642-0063/64

Necropsy of Animals

Who Qualifies
Members of the General Public and Veterinarians

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call in advance or walk in service withsamples
Interested persons are asked to call for information

Contact Information
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex,
Mt. Hope Tel:  645-4593 and 662-5678

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
ETIS, Centeno
Tel: 646-2737/8
Fax: 642-6747
Email: etis@fplma.gov.tt

Participate in programmes and activities aimed at praedial larceny awareness

Who Qualifies

General Public, Farmers, Vendors

How to obtain Service by the Praedial Larceny Unit

Members of the public can contact their nearest district office:
Contact Information
Eastern District Office
Farm Road, 
St. Joseph
663-9980/703-0888

Northern District Office
VMCOTT Compound
Beetham Highway,
Port of Spain
703-0881

Central District Office
Carlsen Field, 
Chaguanas
671-7147

Southern District Office
Breeding Unit Tr. 
Craignish Village, 
Princess Town
655-9893/743-3454

Perform regular foot and mobile patrols within farming communities and markets

Who Qualifies

General Public, Farmers, Vendors

How to obtain Service by the Praedial Larceny Unit

Members of the public can contact their nearest district office:
Contact Information
Eastern District Office
Farm Road, 
St. Joseph
663-9980/703-0888

Northern District Office
VMCOTT Compound
Beetham Highway,
Port of Spain
703-0881

Central District Office
Carlsen Field, 
Chaguanas
671-7147

Southern District Office
Breeding Unit Tr. 
Craignish Village, 
Princess Town
655-9893/743-3454

Pest and disease diagnoses

  • Disease identification
  • Pest identification
  • Pest management advice

Who Qualifies
General Public/Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division

  • Requests can be made via Agricultural Extension Offices
  • Directly to Division

Contact Information
Research Division
Central Experiment Station, Centeno
Tel: 646-4334/7
Fax: 646-1646
Email: researchstaff@fplma.gov.tt

Plant Sales of Citrus, Mango, Avocado, Tropical Fruits, Ornamentals, Herbs and Spices Cocoa, Breadfruit, Coffee

Who Qualifies
Farmers and the General Public

How to obtain Service bythe Agricultural Services Division
Sales Offices:
St. Augustine Nurseries, from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm Mon to Fri.
La Reunion Plant Propagation Station, from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm Mon to Fri.

Contact Information
Farm Road, Curepe
Tel: 662 – 2692

Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno
Tel: 646 – 2651

Provide farmers and agricultural stakeholders with assistance and direction in the reduction in praedial larceny

Who Qualifies

General Public, Farmers, Vendors

How to obtain Service by the Praedial Larceny Unit

Members of the public can contact their nearest district office:
Contact Information
Eastern District Office
Farm Road, 
St. Joseph
663-9980/703-0888

Northern District Office
VMCOTT Compound
Beetham Highway,
Port of Spain
703-0881

Central District Office
Carlsen Field, 
Chaguanas
671-7147

Southern District Office
Breeding Unit Tr. 
Craignish Village, 
Princess Town
655-9893/743-3454

Quality control unit for checking of R.P.O and Survey Order Plans

Who Qualifies
Land Surveyors

How to obtain Service by Survey and Mapping Division
Request in person or in writing (for information on status of plans)

Contact Information
Quality Control Unit
Old General Post Office
Bldg. #1 Wrightson Road,
Port of Spain
Tel: 624-1568

Registration of Cadastral Survey Plans and Receipt of Survey Plans submitted for approval by Director of Surveys

Who Qualifies
General Public

How to obtain Service by Survey and Mapping Division
Request in Person

Contact Information
Survey Plan Registry Unit Main Office
#118 Frederick Street, Port of Spain
Tel: 624-5031 / 627-9201 Ext.245
Fax: 624-5982

Sale of Digital topographic maps

Who Qualifies
General Public and State Agencies

How to obtain Service by Survey and Mapping Division
Request in Person

Contact Information
Digital Map Facility Unit Main Office
#118 Frederick Street, Port of Spain
Tel: 625-0427

Sale of ornamental horticultural and limited fruit plant varieties

Who Qualifies
(General Public)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Visit the La Pastora Plant PropagationStation, Santa Cruz during the normalwork week from 8:00am to 2:00pm
Contact Information
Tel: 676-8431
Fax: 676-8431

Sale of Tide tables, Topographic and special purpose maps, ward Sheets, aerial photography, certified copies and Trig, traverse and height data

Who Qualifies
General Public State Agencies, Land Surveyors

How to obtain Service by Survey and Mapping Division
Request in Person

Contact Information
Map sales outlet Main Office
#118 Frederick Street, Port of Spain
Tel: 624-5031 / 627-9201 Ext. 242

Seed Sales of Corn, Pigeon Peas, Ochro, Bodi, Hot Pepper, Sorrel and Melongene

Who Qualifies
Farmers and the General Public

How to obtain Service bythe Agricultural Services Division
Sales Offices:
St. Augustine Nurseries, from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm Mon to Fri.

Contact Information
Farm Road, Curepe
Tel: 662 – 2692

Seed Testing

  • Germination
  • Purity

Who Qualifies
General Public/Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division

  • Requests can be made via Agricultural Extension Offices
  • Directly to Division

Contact Information
Research Division
Central Experiment Station, Centeno
Tel: 646-4334/7
Fax: 646-1646
Email: researchstaff@fplma.gov.tt

Soil Testing

  • Nutrient status of soil
  • Fertilizer recommendations
  • PH/lime statistics

Who Qualifies
General Public/Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division

  • Requests can be made Via County Offices
  • Directly to Division

Contact Information
Research Division
Central Experiment Station, Centeno
Tel: 646-4334/7
Fax: 646-1646
Email: researchstaff@fplma.gov.tt

State Land Services

  • Accept and process applications for available agricultural state land made in response to advertisement by the state in media
  • Process applications for Standard Agricultural Leases (SAL) and Renewal of SAL
  • Process applications for request to transfer tenanted state lands
  • Process applications for felling and removal of trees on agricultural state lands
  • Annually update the status report on State lands for agriculture (SALIS)

Who Qualifies
General Public

How to obtain Service by the Regional Administration South Division
Services are accessible to the South region through the County Offices

Contact Information
County Offices:
County Victoria Office
Breeding Unit Trace
Craignish VillagePrinces Town
Tel: 655-7526 / 3428 / 5637
Fax: 655-7526

Technical Advice

  • Crop husbandry
  • Agronomy
  • Cocoa processing
  • Post-harvest
  • Animal husbandry
  • Plant protection

Who Qualifies
General Public/Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division

  • Requests can be made Via County Offices
  • Directly to Division

Contact Information
Research Division
 Central Experiment Station, Centeno
 Tel: 646-4334/7
 Fax: 646-1646
 Email: fpresearch@fp.gov.tt

Permits for Plants and Plant Products

Who Qualifies
Residents of Trinidad and Tobago only

How to obtain Service by the Research Division
Application Forms at the Plant Quarantine Unit
Research Division

Contact Information
Research Division
Central Experiment Station, Centeno
Tel: 642-0718

Trade Facilitatation on Phytosanitary Certificates for Plants and Plant Products Leaving the country

Who Qualifies
All Departing Passengers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division
Research Division
 Central Experiment Station, Centeno
 Tel: 646-4334/7
 Fax: 646-1646
 Email: fpresearch@fp.gov.tt

Contact Information
Research Division
 Central Experiment Station, Centeno
 Tel: 646-4334/7
 Fax: 646-1646
 Email: fpresearch@fp.gov.tt

Trade Facilitatation on Plant Pest Risk Analysis

Who Qualifies
Importers of plants/plant parts

How to obtain Service by the Research Division
On application at Plant Quarantine Services

Contact Information
Research Division
 Central Experiment Station, Centeno
 Tel: 646-4334/7
 Fax: 646-1646
 Email: fpresearch@fp.gov.tt

Trade Facilitatation on Sanitary and Phytosanitary

Who Qualifies
Importers/Exporters Food Producers

How to obtain Service by the Research Division
Contact the Research Division Unit

Contact Information
Research Division
Central Experiment Station, Centeno
Tel: 646-4334/7
Fax: 646-1646
Email: fpresearch@fp.gov.tt

Training / Demonstrations: Plant Propagation Techniques

Who Qualifies
Schools, Colleges and Universities

How to obtain Service bythe Agricultural Services Division
Letter to the Director, Agricultural Services at least one month before the training is required

Contact Information
Agricultural Services Division
Divisional Office
Farm Road, Curepe
Tel: 645 – 6552
662 – 4252
Fax: 662 – 5413

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 (FTC), Centeno
Tel: 646-1966
Tel: 642-0167

 Training in Maritime Services Requirements and Seafood Technology

Who Qualifies
General Public

How to obtain Service by the Fisheries Division:
Contact the Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute (CFTDI) for further information.

Contact Information
Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute Western Main Road, Chaguaramas
Tel: (868) 634-1635/1865
Fax: 634-6035
Email: cftdi@flowtrinidad.com

Use of the Queen’s Park Savannah for passive and active recreation only

It should be noted that there are fees attached to the utilisation of the Queen’s Park Savannah. It is a much sought-after venue, and we seek as much as possible to conserve the aesthetic value of the Savannah. The public should also be advised that parking, driving, and vending in the Savannah is absolutely illegal, and not endorsed or encouraged by the Ministry. Offenders will be punished.

Who Qualifies
(General Public)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit an application to the Director,Horticultural Services Division statingwho, with address (with number ofparticipants) wants to have what, when,where and why in the Savannah and how(infrastructure requirements).

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel:- 622-1221/5Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax:- 622-9131

Use of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago or Bandstand facility or Wild Flower Park for passive recreation only

The Horticultural Services Division deals with the management and maintenance of the Queen’s Park Savannah, the Royal Botanical Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago, the Bandstand Facility, the Wild Flower Park, and the La Pastora Plant Propagation Centre. So if you are planning to have a picnic in the Botanical Gardens, want to organise an event in the Queen’s Park Savannah, or are interested in seeing demonstrations on plant propagation, then Horticultural Services can help you with all this, and more.

Who Qualifies
(General Public)

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit an application to the Director,Horticultural Services Division statingwho, with address (and number ofparticipants), wants to have what, whenand where in the Gardens, why and how(infrastructure requirements)

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel:- 622-1221/5Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax:- 622-9131

Vendors Card

Who Qualifies
Wholesalers and retailers of agricultural produce

How to obtain Service by the Regional Administration North Division
Documents needed:

  • Receipt from Wardens Office for payment of $10.00
  • Two ID size pictures
  • One form of identification
    • Electoral ID card,
    • Passport or Naturalization Certificate,
    • Drivers Permit.
  • Two ID size pictures.
  • Electoral ID card, Passport, Naturalization certificate, Drivers permit.

Application can be made at CountyExtension Offices.

Contact Information
County Offices:

St. George West Farm Road, Curepe
Tel: 662-1886/5127 ; Fax: 6623898

St. George East, Amazon Road Wallerfield
Tel / Fax: 667-8488.

St. Andrew/ St. David, Oropouche Road, Sangre Grande
Tel: 668-2449, Fax 668-2855.

County Caroni, Old Southern Main Road, Chase Village
Tel: 672-0878; Fax 671-1861.

Visitor Orientation and Tour Guiding in the Royal Botanic Gardens of Trinidad and Tobago or Queen’s Park Savannah or Wild Flower Park or at the La Pastora Plant Propagation Station (with demonstrations on plant propagation

Who Qualifies
General Public

How to obtain Service by the Horticultural Division
Submit a request to the Director,Horticultural Services Division statingthe name and address of the group, thenumber of participants and nature (e.g.age, challenges), the desired date andtime, the specific topic of interest and thereason for the request (e.g. educational,scientific).

Contact Information
Director, Horticultural ServicesDivision, Cotton Hill, Maraval.
Tel:- 622-1221/5Ext. 2160-2164 and 2166
Fax:- 622-9131