Fiona’s experience in RVA

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a very small country when compared to the other countries, and here in SVG I think the majority of the people are not aware of the things that are happening in the world today.

Being here at RVA has been eye opening, I have been exposed to a lot of different people and things so I am going to name a few of the many things that I have learnt since I got here.

I learned about Gunter Pauli. Gunter Pauli is an entrepreneur and author and initiator of the blue economy. The blue economy expresses the ultimate aim that a blue economy model will shift society from scarcity to abundance, whit what is locally available, by tackling issues that cause environmental and related problems. For example he used the waste from coffee to make shoes and to grow mushrooms.

Another is the workshop I attended “Youth in Agriculture Forum” by WINFA. Where I was encouraged to start an agriculture business. I learn the impact in which climate change has on agriculture, and how they are planning to get the youths to do agriculture in order for use to continue the trade of farming.

The different ways of farming and how to make a sustainable living from it.

But the most interesting was meeting different people and getting to know something about another country but my own. To sit together discussing ways and means in which we can help someone in need. To go out in the public together, telling people about farming and letting them know ways in which farming the correct way can change their lives.

So I would say my time here at RVA has been beneficial because I am leaving with a lot knowing I could share that knowledge with someone out there.

Fiona Westfield

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Fiona’s experience in RVA

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