Chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society James Paul, is assuring farmers that their concerns about praedial larceny have been heard.
Mr. Paul made the comment on the sidelines of a presentation of a hydrophonic system to the Ellerton Primary School.
He disclosed that some urban schools in the 4H program had been affected by praedial larceny.
However, he says despite appearances that nothing is happening, several initiatives to deter criminal activity are ongoing.
In addition, he says legislation allowing for stronger penalties should be finalised this year.
Chairman of the 4H Foundation, Osmond Harewood invited the public to lend their assistance to the foundation's programmes.
He says their focus is showing the youth that agriculture is economically viable.