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Rain dance

Rain dance

The intense dry season, that is causing an abnormal breakout of fires across Barbados, is wreaking even greater havoc on the agriculture sector. Produce such as sweet potatoes, beans and cristophene are now scarce, according to farmers; and they say Barbadians will soon have to pay more for their produce if the dry spell affecting […]

System launched to reduce food import bill

System launched to reduce food import bill

A Market Information System (MIS) has been launched in a bid to reduce Barbados’ multi-million dollar food import bill. The system, valued at $1 million, allows the Ministry of Agriculture to monitor food produce trends and other developments on the local market. Speaking during this morning’s launch at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Permanent Secretary in […]

Predial larceny on large scale

Predial larceny on large scale

Crop stealing in Barbados is big business, and equally big persons in our society are either doing it or encouraging others to illegally take what farmers sowed.  That’s the conclusion of veteran farmer and agro-processor David Armstrong, who thinks that the size of crops being repeatedly stolen in Barbados with no one being caught or […]

Private sector block

The Barbados private sector is an obstacle in the thrust for increased food production; agriculture deserves attention similar to tourism; and there is no town and country in this little island. Member of Parliament James Paul thinks recognition of these factors is essential for success in the drive towards Barbados’ feeding itself in more food […]

Sugar deal on the horizon

There could be some light at the end of the tunnel in the ongoing sugar workers’ strike.  Talks between the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC) adjourned this evening with an announcement from union boss Sir Roy Trotman that there was now a statement being brokered by Minister of Labour […]