Information is important to all aspects of life. With the new technologies now available, dissemination of information in a user-friendly way has been greatly facilitated. In spite of this, the general public including the agricultural community, often lack the information they need to make sensible decisions. Continue reading
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Interesting Careers in Agriculture
In a previous two-part article we highlighted the fact that not many students are choosing agriculture as a career option and agricultural institutions are not attracting the â€œcream of the cropâ€. Continue reading
Is the Ministry of Agriculture adequate?
We would like to commend the Minister on sprucing up the entrance to the Ministry of Agricultureâ€™s offices at Graeme Hall by replacing the well worn signage. At least the new signs inform the public that there is in fact a Ministry of Agriculture and also project a positive image, but unfortunately image is not enough. It must be supported by effective action in the interest of the agricultural industry and of the country in general. Continue reading
2009 in Review
The BSTA celebrated its 70th anniversary this year. During the year the Society addressed a number of issues relevant to the agricultural sector. Continue reading
Re-engineering the agricultural industry
When one hears supposedly well educated people raising questions like “Agriculture is dead isn’t it?”, it makes one realize that more effective communication with the public is necessary if the local agricultural industry is to be treated with the respect that it deserves. It is a major contributor to the local economy from the point of view of use of our precious natural resource â€œarable landâ€, food security, foreign exchange savings and earnings, as well as protection of the environment. Continue reading