Trinidad & Tobago, Port of Spain, November 15, 2016 – A quick glance at agricultural practices in developed countries around the world will tell a story; the practices, innovation and even the look of agriculture have definitely changed. The mid-western United States is no longer home to hundreds of small, family farms but rather host to mega-farms, boasting over 20,000 acres of cultivated land. The APP supported a group of 16 Caribbean stakeholders (CARDI technicians, farmers, extension officers, researchers) got to witness the advances in farming technologies first hand, through a training tour to several cities in the United States organised by the International Fertiliser Development Company (IFDC). New tools in use across the globe can provide the latest updates on water and fertilizer levels in a field and automatically turn on irrigation systems, and the latest and most efficient greenhouse structures can offer altered growing seasons for high demand fruits and vegetables. Technology is quickly becoming the farmers’ new best friend.