Dr. Tessa Barry

Dr. Tessa Barry worked as an Instructor at the Department of Agriculture Economics and Extension, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad for approximately five years. Currently, she is actively engaged in regional extension, volunteering as chair of the Knowledge Management Committee for the Caribbean Agricultural Extension Providers’ Network (CAEPNet). She is also engaged in extension on a global scale as a member of the Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE) and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS).


Tessa holds a PhD in Agricultural Extension and a bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies. She also holds a master’s degree in Economics and Management of Rural Development from the University of Manchester, England.

She has a passion for rural development and empowerment of women through agricultural development.  Tessa is from the Spice Island.