caribbean agriculture



Barbados' Agrofest 2020, 'We Gatherin’ We Fruit', Set for Feb. 27-March 1

  • Ernice Gilbert
  • February 18, 2020

BARBADOS — Barbados's Agrofest will be held from February 27 to March 1 in Queen’s Park, Bridgetown, under the theme: We Gatherin’ We Fruit, which, according to Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul, reflects their focus on the productive element of the agriculture sector. “In essence, it is the fruits of our labour. We want to show you what the agricultural sector is doing…. [we also want to showcase] the extent to which innovation is coming into the agricultural sector and creating new types of products,” he stated, during an interview with the government-run news service. With over 200 exhibitors registered thus far, Mr. Paul said he was pleased with the level of interest and innovation shown by young people. He, however, pointed out that they were willing to accommodate those who missed the February 7th registration deadline, stating: “…especially those coming with something that is unique… [if] we can find the sponsorship, or they can he...