Toward the future: An alternative institutional framework for agricultural research, training, extension and development in the Caricom region. Strategy 1: The case of the Eastern Caribbean states

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Faculty of Agriculture, UWI


This paper notes that the current socio-economic and socio-political condition of independent states in the CARICOM region, which led to the restructuring of The University of the West Indies (UWI), also demands a reorganization of the agricultural institutional system. Such a reorganization must be designed to harness the rapidly changing developments in agricultural science and technology in the 1980s, and beyond into the 21st century, for the benefit of the Caribbean farming community. Reorganization is also crucial to the maintenance of the integrity of CARICOM agricultural institutions as centres of innovative thought, scholarship, and outreach in agriculture, conducting appropriate research, training, and extension programmes, respectively, with outputs of trained manpower, new technologies, and improved agricultural practices, for Caribbean development


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