Offered by the St George Secondary School in association with the Barbados Agricultural Society

Caribbean Vocational Qualification

Crop Production Level 1

This qualification aims to ensure the development of crop production skills and related practices suited to individuals who work in the agricultural crop industry. Crop production is the section of horticulture involved with growing of staple food crops, fruits, nuts and commercial crops.

The CVQ in Amenity Horticulture Level 1 is for you, if you are interested in any of the following skill areas or professions.

Labourers

Farmers

Farm Managers

Farm Machinery Operators

Agro processors

Food inspection and quality control services

Amenity HorticultureLevel 1

This qualification aims to ensure the development of amenity horticulture skills and related practices suited to individuals who work in a gardening/landscaping role. Amenity Horticulture is the section of horticulture involved with growing plants for recreational or ornamental purposes. It includes providing, establishing and managing amenity horticulture sites.

The CVQ in Amenity Horticulture Level 1 is for you, if you are interested in any of the following skill areas or professions.

Landscapers

Groundsman

Nursery Assistant

Gardener

Golf Course Worker 1

Greenhouse Assistance

Sports Turf Assistant

Recreational Area Assistants - to include Parks, Amenity Areas, Beaches and Waterscapes and Nature Trails

Certain Categories of farm workers

Plant Shop Assistants

ABOUT | The Barbados Agricultural Society

The Barbados Agricultural Society is an agricultural organisation, which is over 150 years old. It was established in 1845 by an Act of Parliament in Barbados and seeks to represent the interests of the agricultural sector in all relevant forums. The Society is the secretariat for seven commodity groups representing over 500 farmers with women comprising 30% of the total.

The seven Barbados commodity Associations are:

Pig Farmers

Egg & Poultry Producers

Fruit & Vegetable Growers

Floral Producers & Exporters

Dairy and Beef Producers

Sheep Farmers

Cotton Growers

The Barbados Agricultural Society almost on a daily basis maintains some form of relationship with the various industries and sectors that make our economy. The society works closely with these sectors in a continuous effort to help develop and protect our agricultural industry. The linkages often allow the relevant stakeholders to collectively develop strategies and solutions to the various issues that affect us at any given point in time.

Tourism and International Transport

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Education Youth Affairs and Sports

Labour and Social Security

Health

Commerce Consumer Affairs and Business Development

Agriculture and Rural Development

To demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between agriculture and the community.

To highlight the impact of agriculture on other economic sectors.

To cater to the wide and divergent interests of the Barbadian public.

To demonstrate the agricultural career opportunities for young people.

To demonstrate the importance of agriculture in feeding and providing economic support to the family.

To portray agriculture in a fun and interesting way.

Agricultural Development Fund (ADF)

Barbados Agricultural Development & Marketing Corp (BADMC)

Barbados Agricultural Management Company Ltd (BAMC)

Barbados Association of Non-Governmental Organization (BANGO)

Barbados Chamber of Commerce

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute CARDI

Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Office Location

The Barbados Agricultural Society‎
The Grotto, Beckles Rd.,
St. Michael BB14205. Barbados

Tel: (246) 436-6683/84

Fax: (246) 435-0651

Email: agrofest@basonevoice.org

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