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11/01/2018

Barbados government to launch food planting project

In order for the project to be impactful, it will need the participation of virtually every Barbadian with access to sufficient land to grow crops.

Market in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The Ministry of Agriculture will this year launch a food planting programme, which it hopes will help cut the island’s $500 million food import bill.

“The ministry is very set on rolling out a food planting initiative, where we are encouraging anyone who has access to land to plant crops around their homes, their communities and the land we have lying idle around the island,” Chief Agricultural Officer Lennox Chandler said at a ceremony at which the government of Canada donated to the ministry, a mechanical planter and vacuum seeder, as well as a USB data micro station logger to monitor microclimates.

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Photo Credit: Commonwealth Secretariat (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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