Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Lawrence Cartwright, said the agriculture and marine resources sectors are poised to make even greater impact on the economy of The Bahamas.
The Cooperative Agri-business Forum commenced on March 22 under the theme: Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World.
With the goal of encouraging Family Island farmers to build a coconut industry, BAIC has started to distribute Jamaican-imported coconuts resistant to disease.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources kicked off this year’s all-Bahamas Agribusiness Expo with a three-day food fair in New Providence last weekend.
A number of Bahamian chefs were on hand this weekend in North Andros to look at what could become a dynamic agricultural centre in the country.
North Andros produce won the confidence of executive chefs from top New Providence hotels and restaurants following a weekend tour of farms there.
New Providence’s Urban Renewal Centres, primary schools and youth clubs have joined in the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources’ community gardening initiative.
Twelve Family Island communities have entered this year’s Ministry of Agriculture island-based agribusiness epos.
Farming ventures in North Andros are inspiring two Bahamian women professionals toward national economic empowerment.