Through the decades agriculture ministers have imposed or threatened bans on food imports as a way of supporting Bahamian farmers, the consequences of which were higher prices for inferior products.
Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. Michael Darville said that a part of his mandate is to promote agricultural development in Grand Bahama and attract young people to the field.
Using old tires and culverts is a great way to recycle. It is a way to have a raised bed garden in a small space.
Fishermen and farmers will receive duty exemptions on trucks and other heavy-duty equipment to encourage the expansion of the industries.
Minister for Agriculture and Marine Resources issued a challenge to all Bahamians to grow what they can, and buy what they must.
Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government Minister V. Alfred Gray took over as head of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).
There has been no end of ideas to protect Bahamian farmers yet officials continue to suggest that with a few more tax dollars they can make it work. Subsidies are a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Family Island Agribusiness Expo seeks to bring awareness to the importance of agriculture and fisheries and to increase participation.
Through BAIC courses in agro-processing, Bahamians are being taught to turn surplus tomatoes into ketchup and pizza sauce.