One Dominican author has highlighted the need for a strong agricultural sector in a struggling economy in his newly published book entitled ‘Choosing Agriculture as a Career’.
Author, Jayson Sorhaindo, 41, told an interview with Dominica Vibes on Friday, July 14th, 2017, that the idea for the book came to him in 2015 after seeing the situation of the Agricultural Sector in Dominica.
According to Sorhaindo, the limited amount of youth entering the agricultural sector along with a calling from God, is what prompted him to start his book.
He believes that one of the safest ways to have a strong economy is to have a strong agriculture sector, and to make the economy agriculture centered.
“You cannot have a growing economy without agriculture, because agriculture is very broad, and somewhat intertwines with all the other sectors. Even our tourism is dependent on agriculture. So, when I consider these things, we need to have a strong agricultural base if we are to feed our people and to export,” he noted.
The book, which has ten chapters, each with different outlooks on agriculture as a career choice, is available on Amazon and is available in three formats at different prices.
The book can be bought as a Kindle eBook for US$4.55. A paperback copy can be bought for US$13.95, as well as a hardcover copy for US$19.95.
According to Sorhaindo, anybody interested in agriculture will find the book an interesting read however the book is aimed mostly at the youth, in high school from 1st form to college and even university, to help them gain an interest in Agriculture.
“I encourage Dominicans to buy the book because it is important to us as a nation, if we want to grow and go to the next level. I think we want so to see our agriculture go back to where it was, and want to develop better and farming practices. So I’ll encourage everyone to buy a copy of that book,” Sorhaindo further stated.
Sorhaindo expressed gratitude to all those who assisted him in the writing and publication of the book to include his family, church, colleagues, and the government of Dominica, specifically the Ministry of Commerce Enterprise and Small Business Development.