PHOTO: New Canadian High Commissioner pays courtesy call to Robinson

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The newly appointed Canadian High Commissioner Laurie Peters, paid a courtesy call recently to the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Shahine Robinson.
                
According to a release from the labour ministry today, the two discussed the need to expand and modernise the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP), by increasing efforts to certify farm workers in agricultural knowledge and expertise.

Robinson informed that there is already a steady flow of knowledge and technology being transferred, as the farm workers learn new and innovative ways of planting and improving agricultural capacities, such as green and clean technologies, which will lead to an upgrade in our climate change policies for a more sustainable agricultural sector.

She further stated that through investments and collaboration with institutions such as, the College of Agricultural Science and Education (CASE), Dalhousie University and the Ministry of Education, short courses will be developed to certify farm workers and deepen the productive bilateral ties between the two countries.

“As the ministry seeks to expand the programme, we don't want it to be confined to just agriculture, as opportunities are opening up for other fields to incorporate women,” Robinson added.

Peters praised the relationship between Canada and Jamaica and spoke of the need for Jamaica to increase the number of women entering the farm work programmes.

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