The Grenada Goat Dairy Project

At The Grenada Goat Dairy (TGD), we produce nutritious goat dairy products in harmony with the environment as a working model from which to train and empower Grenadian farmers in achieving independent, dignified livelihoods in sustainable agriculture.

About the Project

MISSION STATEMENT

At The Grenada Goat Dairy (TGD), we produce nutritious goat dairy products in harmony with the environment as a working model from which to train and empower Grenadian farmers in achieving independent, dignified livelihoods in sustainable agriculture.

Through a complementary youth training program, we further work to instill the values of healthful nutrition and local food production for future generations of Grenadian farmers. We seek to promote and
empower quality goat dairy farming and production among our current and future farmers to serve the interests of local communities in achieving regional food security independence.

By distributing dairy products produced at our education/demonstration facility to local restaurants and markets, TGD is working to reduce the carbon footprint associated with imports.

BACKGROUND

TGD was established in 2008 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 in the U.S. and as a non-profit organization in Grenada in 2011. TGD is multi-focused: Farm livelihood sustainability, youth/future farmers and increased sustainable environmental practices.

Most consumer products are shipped into Grenada, creating huge environmental impacts and economic drain. Short crops are shipped from California to Grenada. Radiated garlic is shipped from China. These
practices are a heavy, expensive burden for individuals/community wellbeing.

OUR WORK

Since its inception, TGD has researched, quantified and analyzed data relating to Grenada dairy goat husbandry, production and marketing that can enable local farmers to secure their livelihoods and improve their communities through production of healthy food and products that meet and exceed the Grenada Bureau of Standards’ requirements. As an example, a test plot of Gliricidia is being sustainably grown to quantify its potential as one high-yield local source that can help meet dairy goat nutritional requirements.

TGD works to inspire and engage the youth in agriculture by providing a complete farm facility at a primary school. This school farm facility incorporates the dairy, school garden, poultry coup, composting & outdoor classroom.
TGD is a sustainable environmental model. We continually build our knowledge base thru research/ analysis and exchange knowledge/education. We provide healthy nutritious food products, create jobs, work to reduce imports’ carbon footprints, compost organic matter, and catch/recycle water. School classes visit and learn about animal husbandry and we have held 5 annual farmer’s workshops and many individual farm consultations. TGD’s school project at St. Patrick’s Primary School is in collaboration with the Agricultural Ministry 4-H officer and provides inspiration, instills values and teaches important life skills.

DEMOGRAPHICS


Rural St. Andrew/St. Patrick have the highest unemployment in Grenada, TGD focuses on lower income farmers, women and youth in this area and the youths’ lack of interest in the viable livelihood of farming.We assist youth in exploring why, how and where food comes from, as well as the value for individuals/ community in productive, local farm resources. The Goat Dairy’s demonstration facility provides quality.

THE GOAT DAIRY ~ PO BOX 3004, SAUTEURS, ST. PATRICK’S, GRENADA ~ 473-406-8764 OR 473-404-5981 ~ info@thegoatdairy.org

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