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Agricultural Education in Jamaica

Nature volume 142, page 700 (15 October 1938) | Download Citation



A PAMPHLET of 86 pages (Bulletin No. 14, New Series ; 1938) issued by the Department of Science and Agriculture of Jamaica indicates the thoroughness with which that Government Department organizes agricultural education in the Colony. It summarizes the series of addresses, lectures and demonstrations given by experts during a special refresher course devised for the staff of instructors of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, and held throughout a week in January. The course was a varied one dealing with aspects of farming which included insects of economic importance to stock maintenance, sugar production, tobacco growing, afforestation, exporting and marketing of produce, banking in relation to agriculture and other subjects. The pamphlet shows that these aspects were treated with thoroughness from the Jamaican point of view, and the appreciation with which the course was received Was indicated by an audience of as many as 150 at some of the sessions.

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