Archived Issue May 2019

Lacey Roberts (left) and Gladys Walter, graduate assistants from Texas A&M University’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications in the US, marvel at the Chaconia, national flower of Trinidad and Tobago while The UWI St Augustine Faculty of Food and Agriculture’s (FFA’s) Sir Frank Stockdale Building provides the backdrop. Lacey and Gladys were members of an international contingent of 120 people visiting the campus as part of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education’s (AIAEE) 35th Annual Conference. Held from April 1 to 4 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad in Port of Spain, the conference brought together educators, researchers and students under the theme “Linking, Innovating, Motivating, and Engaging for Resilient Agricultural Systems”.

Regionally and internationally, the FFA is widely considered a crucial institution for research, education and ideas in food and agriculture. The Faculty also recently held its techAGRI Expo 2019 (click here), an exhibition that showcases the advanced technologies and practices in food production, potential business opportunities available in the sector and the entrepreneurs making it happen, and the resources for sustainable and healthy farming.


Other Top Stories

Staring at the SEA
De Lisle examines the exams
Protecting Guyana’s Rice
Rajendra wins Golden Arrow award
Securing the Harvest
Farming smart and sustainable
Pete, Peter, Peters
The multiplicity of Kalu

UWI Calendar May - July 2019

Meet the new artists + more
Science in Communities
May 20 to 24
UWI St Augustine
Chemical Science, Technology and Industry
May 22 to 24
UWI St Augustine
UWI Short Courses
May to August

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Also In This Issue

  Message from the Principal: Farming matters
  Putting SEA to the Test
  Toni-Marie Bobart is second UWI student to become an associate of the Society of Actuaries
  Sir Alister, pioneering UWI Vice-Chancellor, passes at 87
  Saving the Grain: How Rajendra Persaud used plant science to protect Guyana’s vital rice industry
  FFA's Farm Sale
  A climate of opportunity
  Renewable energy the main theme at Oil and Gas Conference 2019
  Chemistry Conference to focus on Innovation and Sustainable Development
  Kalu’s kaleidoscopic life
  Social work students rediscover their potential and passion in landmark study trip to the US
  "Intimate Labours: Women’s Experiences of Transnational Caregiving"
  Magic and Memory in South Africa
  John Jacob Thomas, Pioneer in Patois