AGRIman inspects some fruit at the TechAGRI Expo 2017. The “world’s first food and nutrition superhero”, as he is called by creator Alpha Sennon of the NGO WHYFARM, AGRIman was on hand at the expo to promote agriculture among the youth. TechAGRI was held at the Admin of the UWI St. Augustine Campus to be a showcase of “innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation” in the local food industry. The Faculty of Food and Agriculture event ran from March 24 to 26 and included a host of T&T-made, food-based products such as coffee, chocolates, soaps, seasonings and many others. Attendees, including several school groups, enjoyed interactive tours of the technologies and processes of the FFA, and were able to sample and purchase fresh produce from UWI farms, as well as delicacies from the daily food village. UWI St. Augustine has made the revitalisation of local agriculture a mission for the campus, seeing it as a critical and viable industry for the development of a diversified, export-driven economy. For more on TechAGRI Expo 2017 click here.
Photo: KEYON MITCHELL