Incubator Farms as a Sustainable Approach for 'Neo Farmers'

Trinidad and Tobago is facing a challenge of urban migration and a reduction in an already ageing farming population. There is an urgent need to attract new and emerging farmers to this vocation and guide them to be economically viable and educated farmers of the future. Incubator Farm is a unique and successfully proven approach which will be appropriate for Small Island States Economies, and will assist to educate aspiring farmers and establish their business as incubators. This paper discusses the creation of a more closed-loop food system through the establishment of several farms for the production of dwarf pommecythere, cassava, and hot peppers linked to a post-harvest facilities and multi-purpose pilot processing plant.


Issue Date:
Jul 13 2008
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/256455
Language:
English
Total Pages:
8




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