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(LIVE BLOG) Agricultural Youth of St Lucia: The Case of Land-lease


I met Hon. Emma Hippolyte, OBE, CGA, CFE, the Minister of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs of Saint Lucia, a lovely island country in Carribean Seas.

She explains the 4 elements of the country’s policy, and one of which is attracting youth to agriculture, despite the fact that they are huge on tourism sector. One of the sub-policy for food security, the topic of ITC WEDF, is the programme “youth land lease”. Where the price of land is too high for early starters in agriculture, the government is surely foreseen a great impact on food security. The government is also giving impulse to school system towards this.

A great stuff, if only district government of Pulau Bangka, an island I recently visited, could learn from Saint Lucia. The youth in Pulau Bangka is more into tin mining, called TI, tambang inkonvensional, a name for the so-called illegal mining. The price of food is too high, mostly exported from nearby provinces like South Sumatera or even Banten other parts of and the rich-cultivative Java island.

Bangka, a potential island for white-sand beach tourism, tasteful exotic culinary visits, and also a great rain forest island, must have  such visionary policies like Saint Lucia. I learn more here and here.

 
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Ditulis oleh pada Oktober 16, 2012 in community, Indonesia, public policy, saint lucia

 

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Co-working, Beybeh!


I study full time (half of it physically going to class, and half of it googling my way through anything).

I work also full time (half of it at home, and half of it going to physical office in Pondok Indah or Tebet or Sudirman).

Crazy?

Not really. I am (sort of) co-working with real people just to have ideas of anything. Sharing information I’ve learned during waking hours of working nights. I am studying for a formal degree, yet I am also learning from virtual teachers on the net. The idea of co-working came up when the network is matured and everyone is the ultimate decision maker of herself (like me). Click here for the recent study.

This is another Wiki (sort of) governance.¬† A word of its own, “quick” thus somewhere but anywhere. I am not opening a working space for others, yet I am providing myself a whole lot of work at different space (still) at flexible timing. Yes, Wiki-of-everything results: good performance over own personal drive in a so-called community.

Crazy?

I thnik so (typo is intentional).