Another Look at Agriculture

13 May

No Action Talk Only is all we hearing. So many issues to write on but my limitation is space and frequency. This week I will seek to provide some ideas which I feel can be embraced by the Ministry of Agriculture. Decision makers and politicians must get off their high horses of arrogance and embrace ideas from all and sundry. Barbados with its high food import bill will not survive for more than eight weeks without food imports should their be a global freight problem The below suggestion are being made in the best interest of the country for the two reasons. Potential for earning foreign currency and to ensure our food security. How many of you have heard of the Barbados Acerola Cherry and having the highest Vitamin C content. Is not that a discerning quality? Do you know that Gooseberries are very high in vitamin C and has great potential in the creation of a unique jam or juice. What about creating this as a limited edition product? What about the famous Pomengranate. Why not research our variety for its concentration of antioxidant properties? Did I hear that Aloe Vera and the Barbadian variety is one of the highest grades. Let’s plant some on our rab land specially for Palmolive or Victoria Secrets? I would love to see some cans of canned creole Flying Fish exported. Mr Benn what about pitted dunks under the Barbados Brand.

I am not a martyr, I am not a rebel, I am not a maverick I am but the boy from the village who wore patches,whose heart remains with the villagers. So cuss me as much as you can but very few of you have done more than I for our beloved country.
Lets think Green. Be responsible in your waste disposale. You can make a difference.



3 Responses to “Another Look at Agriculture”

  1. Vicky May 13, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    The question is whether we can grow the crops you suggest on a scale to compete or are you suggest that we sell finished products.

  2. Kammie Holder May 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    I am all for premium limited edition commodities which will be demanded by the discerning. We have something called silk cotton which grows once every three years which can only be found in about six locations islandwide.The Silk Cotton tree at the St Philip Parish Church Cemetary is currently shedding its cotton. Imagine limited edition clothing under Bill Blass or Victoria Secrets.

  3. Peggy May 15, 2010 at 5:14 am #

    We have been battling with these issues for years. What is the real problem. About four years ago I started to hear about cotton and the local fashion industry. What happened?

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