Andrea Veira has been appointed the new CARDI Representative in St Lucia. Andrea is currently finalising her PhD thesis on “Agro–ecological techniques for sweet potato production in the Caribbean”. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of Derby, a Postgraduate Diploma in the Teaching of Science and a BSc in Biology with Education from The University of the West Indies (UWI), Barbados. Prior to joining CARDI she held various tutoring positions at The UWI Cave Hill Campus and taught at secondary schools in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados.
As the CARDI Representative she will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives and other partners to implement the national agricultural agenda which has a strong focus on the production of roots and tubers, coconuts and vegetables.
Andrea has considerable experience in ICTs, agro-ecology, research, training and communications which will be very relevant in the implementation of the Institute’s new Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022.