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Youth keen on agriculture

Youth keen on agriculture

Fifteen students have successfully completed the Youth Farm Programme to earn Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs). The land at Home Agriculture Station in St. Philip had not been cultivated in about 15 years, but after eight weeks of hard work, a team of budding agriculturalists transformed it into a brand new planting ground. At an open day exhibition, […]

Paul: Use more local produce in hotels

Paul: Use more local produce in hotels

Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Paul is hailing the efforts of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) to work with the agricultural sector in boosting the island’s tourism product. However, he said more needed to be done in that area. “The success of tourism lies in the fact that it […]

Thieves hit cassava farmers

Thieves hit cassava farmers

Just when agriculture officials thought they had overcome the problem of crop theft, the thieves have struck again. Earlier this year several people were arrested and charged with stealing sweet potatoes, prompting the Ministry of Agriculture to announce plans to introduce a new praedial larceny Bill by year end. However, Chief Executive Officer of the […]

BAS in foul mood over imported poultry

BAS in foul mood over imported poultry

The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) today called for a virtual ban on the importation of poultry products at this time, saying local producers were able to supply the market. The BAS has been up in arms in recent weeks over the importation of chicken wings, which the body said was to the detriment of local […]

Worry over imported food

Worry over imported food

One of the island’s top agriculture officials is warning that the health of local consumers could be compromised due to the high consumption of imported foods. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Elsworth Reid addressed the matter Tuesday morning at the start of a two-day regional workshop on food traceability, organized by the Inter-American Institute […]

BWA extends water ban

BWA extends water ban

The Barbados Water Authority has extended a ban on the use of water for a wide range of activities including the watering of gardens and lawns. Back in February, the authority imposed the restrictions at the height of a severe drought. In a statement issued this morning, the BWA says the ban will continue from […]

Paul still in foul mood over imported chicken wings

Paul still in foul mood over imported chicken wings

The vexing issue of the illegal importation of chicken wings reared its head again today as the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) complained bitterly that the practice was continuing unabated despite its repeated protests. Not for the first time BAS Chief Executive Officer James Paul accused unnamed “unscrupulous importers” of bypassing the Barbados Agricultural Development & […]

Crop thieves beware

Crop thieves beware

A new praedial larceny Bill is due to go before Parliament by year end as Government seeks to crackdown on worrying crop theft. However, addressing stakeholders during an agriculture accountability seminar hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) here on Tuesday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Fisheries & Water […]

BAS looking to import cows

BAS looking to import cows

The cows can’t come home soon enough for local dairy farmers who plan to import 185 heifers from the United States to boost milk production. Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Paul today said the importation of the heifers was one of the issues discussed this morning with farmers who are […]