How can UF/IFAS Extension collaborate with Trinidad and Tobago to improve agriculture and farmers practices?

UF/IFAS Extension could help to provide information and training in research and education methods that extension agents are using in diverse topics. A collaboration agreement with the government and university could be an excellent alternative to provide education to a group of citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

Hops research at University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.

The UF/IFAS Extension suggestion is to assess the need to establish priorities in Trinidad and Tobago agriculture and create smart objectives as a starting point.

Next steps could be to make a pilot intercultural exchange program for extension agriculture agents, internships/scholarship programs for students from Trinidad and Tobago, formal, informal and hands-on education, and online education and meetings that participants implement new knowledge and increase agriculture production in Trinidad and Tobago.