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BAMSI supports school agriculture programs, with donation of livestock

NASSAU, The Bahamas – In keeping with the Government’s efforts to foster food security and sustainability, the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) presented livestock to three schools Monday, March 13, 2023. H.O. Nash Junior High School and C.V. Bethel Senior High School were the recipients of piglets and St. Augustine’s College received laying hens. BAMSI Chairman Senator Tyrel Young said the institution is embarking on a project to support the agriculture programme in schools throughout The Bahamas. “The whole goal is to support the schools now in order to garner students and get them interested in the agriculture sector for The Bahamas so we can continue to grow this industry. Without the human resource and the expertise in this field farming would not be possible m...

BAMSI Donates Computer to Government High School as ‘thank you’ for the school’s hosting of BAMSI summer camp

BAMSI Donates Laptop: In the summer of 2022, the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) hosted its very first, week-long summer camp in New Providence using the classroom and grounds of Government High School as their base of operations. Some 60 boys, girls and teens participated in the camp that featured visits to several farms, agricultural and heritage sites throughout New Providence, including Blue Fields Farm, Clifton Heritage, and the Maillis Farm in Southern New Providence.  As a way of saying thank you to Government High School for providing a safe space to broaden the experience of young Bahamians and allowing BAMSI to create an enjoyable atmosphere where campers could learn about agriculture all while having fun, BAMSI officials donated a laptop computer ...

BAMSI holds Bahamian Artisans Show & Farmers Pop-Up Shop

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) held its Bahamian Artisans Show & Farmers Pop-Up Shop to exhibit support for local farmers (commercial and backyard) and provide information on plans for the Fall Semester. Various stalls, from academic and aquaponic, to preservatives and livestock, were on show, August 6, on the grounds of the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts. BAMSI Chairman Tyrel Young thanked the patrons of the festivities, stating he hoped it provided more inspiration for backyard farming.

BAMSI partners with Duke University

Nassau, Bahamas, July 27, 2022: IN A MOVE to strengthen its research capacity and expose students and staff to global best practices in the midst of a climate impacted environment, the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) has formed, what BAMSI President, Senator, the Hon. Dr. Erecia Hepburn calls, a strategic partnership with Duke University, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the United States. The partnership, Dr Hepburn said, is the result of linkages formed with the leadership team of the DukeEngage Programme. “Through a combined effort, the BAMSI/Duke partnership will look to tackle food insecurity, climate change, and environmental impacts. Working with Director Harris and Site Coordinator Jackie Terrell is already proving to be beneficial and...