Agriculture sector moving forward despite challenges
Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul.
The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) continues to place the interests of the members first and has
Word of this comes from Chief Executive Officer of the BAS, James Paul.
He added that in spite of the limited resources available to the
One such success is seen as the Barbados Sheep and Goat Farmers Incorporated (BSGFI) commodity group has been continuing their efforts to develop the Barbados Blackbelly Sheep, especially when the meat is in demand locally with retailers and persons in the hospitality sector being prepared to pay premium prices for the commodity.
“The problem is that consistency of production cannot be maintained in order to supply the current market demand. It would
Turning attention to the Dairy and Beef Producers’ Association as he addressed the recently held BAS AGM, he said the production of milk has now been
The total amount of milk produced during 2018 was 3,648,623 kg, and he does not anticipate that the 2019 production will surpass this by much.
“But one of the drags on production has been the problems being experienced by one of the largest individual dairy producers and it is necessary that we source technical help to address the problem.
"Too many of the support institutions for agriculture go into areas that really have no impact on improving production and there needs to be some rethinking of the current programs that are currently being conducted,” he disclosed.
The beef sector
He is also of the view that the recent increases in the prices of diesel and water will impact on the cost of production of agricultural commodities.
“It is a historical fact that most agricultural commodities have certain price inflexibility. This
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