The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation [BAIC] is moving to offer more land to farmers and create agri-parks on family islands.
Chairman of BAIC, the Hon. Leroy Major says in order to grow more Bahamian farmers need greater government assistance. ” We come up with scheduling program where we will assign a particular farmer or a particular island a particular crop to grow. Once we do that, we will know exactly what we have in our inventory when it comes to agriculture.” Because various entities, let’s see the hotels or Cisco’s who buy these things, yes, they purchase in advance so they will need to know what’s on the ground will be harvest in the next three weeks or four weeks.”
Major went further saying, “they know if its grown in The Bahamas its good, right. And so, we cannot keep enough in the produce exchange any week so every week we are almost totally sold out.”