Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Empowers Citizens with Free Aquaculture Courses

 

January 11th, 2024:-  In a groundbreaking move towards sustainable practices and increased food production, the Ministry of Agriculture, Land, and Fisheries is thrilled to announce an exceptional opportunity for the public. Commencing on January 26th, 2024 the Ministry will host a four-day programme featuring free courses in aquaculture. These courses aim to provide participants with valuable insights into global perspectives, future trends, incentive programmes, system types, feeds and feeding systems, as well as harvest and market systems.

Aquaculture, the cultivation of aquatic organisms such as fish, mollusks, and crustaceans, is a cornerstone in addressing global food security challenges. As national food security remains a top priority for the Government, the significance of sustainable aquaculture practices cannot be overstated. Recent statistics reveal that aquaculture contributes to over 50% of the world’s seafood and is projected to continue its upward trajectory in the coming years.

The Ministry’s free courses are designed to empower participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for engaging in responsible aquaculture practices. Facilitated by industry leaders, these sessions promise to provide valuable insights from experts with hands-on experience.

Senator the Honourable Kazim Hosein, Minister of Agriculture, Land, and Fisheries, emphasizes the critical role of knowledge in sustainable national development. “Empowering our stakeholders with knowledge is crucial for the sustainable development of our nation. Aquaculture is not just a means of livelihood; it is a pathway to food security and economic resilience,” says Minister Hosein. “These courses represent our commitment to providing accessible free education and fostering growth in the sector,” the Honourable Minister emphasised.

The modules covered during the four-day course include: Global Perspective: Understanding the role of aquaculture in addressing global food security. Future Trends: Exploring emerging trends and technologies in the aquaculture industry. Incentive Programmes: Highlighting support programmes and incentives offered by the Ministry to encourage sustainable practices. Types of Systems: A comprehensive overview of aquaculture system types and their applications. Feeds and Feeding Systems: Understanding the nutritional requirements of aquatic organisms and effective feeding strategies. Harvest and Market Systems: Insight into efficient harvesting practices and market considerations.

For further information and to register for the free aquaculture courses, please contact the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries at 4624344 or 4624337.

Join us in building a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. Together, we can cultivate a thriving aquaculture sector that benefits our communities and the environment.

About the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries
The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries is dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture, land use, and fisheries practices for the economic and social development of our nation.

For media inquiries, please contact:
The Corporate Communications Unit
Tel: 220-MALF (6253) ext. 4016 / 4066 / 4011
Email: comms.malf@nullgov.tt

 

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