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.

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 theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Send a letter addressed to the to the Director, Animal Production and Health
Contact
80 Abercromby St. POS
Tel: 625-5997, 625-1473, 669-6623

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

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 of youth in agriculture through 4-H Clubs

The 4-H programme involves the National 4-H Council,the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Food Production. The Ministryconducts training in agriculture and agriculturalprojects for youth and voluntary leaders in the variouscounties and facilitates social awareness skills trainingfor this target group.

Who Qualifies
Interested persons ages 17-25

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

Contact Information
County Offices:
County Victoria Office
Breeding Unit TraceCraignish Village, Princes Town
Tel: 655-7526 / 3428 / 5637
Fax: 655-7526
Counties Nariva&Mayaro Office

Youth Apprenticeship Programme in Agriculture (YAPA)

Who Qualifies
Youths 17-25 years of age

How to obtain Service by the Regional Administration North Division
Application can be made at 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.

Youth Apprenticeship Programme in Agriculture (YAPA) Phase I and Phase II.

This programme provides youths aged 17-25 with the opportunity to become involved in farming, demonstrating to them that agriculture can be pursued successfully as a business.

  • Phase I is the awareness stage which involves training and “hands on” experience on farms for eight (8) weeks.

Phase II is a more intensive stage where deserving graduates of Phase I are selected for participation in the programme. This phase involves nine (9) months of classroom and practical field training at the county level. This training encourages the pursuit of agriculture in a business-like manner and the development of young entrepreneurs in agriculture.

Who Qualifies
Youths 17-25 years

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

Contact Information
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