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January 26, 2023

Pick a pumpkin…

For many weeks, pumpkins have maintained a high retail price at the markets. Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata), belongs to the family ‘Cucurbitaceae’. Pumpkin is a good source […]
January 4, 2023

Keep calm… and use these plants in 2023

I would like to wish all readers a bright and prosperous 2023! As we enter the new year, we can use plants to bring calm and […]
November 29, 2022

The ‘Food Security In Parishes’ Project

For the past four years, the main goal of the Green Thumb column was to encourage our readers in the traditional and modern methods of producing […]
November 10, 2022

Solutions for food sustainability

PART ONE Increased flooding and rising food prices are two factors that we have been facing in the past few weeks. The MET office issued their […]
October 12, 2022

Leap of faith into agri-business

In the September 16–22 issue, we investigated the concept of agro-processing. To recap, agro-processing refers to a subset of manufacturing that processes raw materials and intermediate […]
September 28, 2022

All hail the goat!

In previous articles, we would have discussed small ruminant farming. Small ruminant farming is the farming of goats and sheep for meat, milk, skin for leather […]
September 13, 2022

The importance of Agro-processing

We live in times where food prices have skyrocketed, and the cost of living is constantly on the rise. Foreign exchange is also on an all-time […]
September 1, 2022

Fancy some medicinal tea?

In the past few weeks, most of my family and colleagues would have battled a version of the virus. As of two years now, the scare […]