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January, 2017

  • 12 January

    Agricultural Development and Environmental Health for The Bahamas Part IV

    There are several points I would like to make in this final letter and they relate to the natural environment around us, the establishment of a healthy primary production environment (agriculture and fishing), and the protection of both.

  • 4 January

    Agricultural Development and Environmental Health for The Bahamas Part III

    The reality of investing in Bahamian agriculture is 'harsh' because of the nature of our natural and economic environments. There is little that can be done with our natural surroundings, but the economic one may certainly be modified.

December, 2016

  • 15 December

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Local Grower

    Om Grown business on Elbow Cay celebrated healthy living and five years of commercially growing microgreens and sprouts with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on December 1, 2016.

  • 15 December

    Gardening with Jack: Onions and Potatoes

    The winter solstice occurs on 21st December and gives us the shortest day of the year. For six months afterwards the days will be getting incrementally longer and many plants will respond favourably. Growing crops becomes easier after the solstice.

February, 2016

  • 2 February

    12,000 Acres Ready to Lease on Abaco for Agriculture

    A number of leases for acres of land designated for agricultural use in Abaco and several family islands were signed by the Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources on Friday, January 15, 2016 as they work toward the goal of Improving food security in The Bahamas.

May, 2015

  • 29 May

    Abaco’s Guava Farm

    On the shelves now in Abaco Groceries, Abaco Treasures and Golden Harvest (Treasure Cay) are jars of delicious guava jam with eye catching labels announcing the name 'Abaconian Guava Jam'.

April, 2015

  • 30 April

    3rd All Abaco Agri Expo Held in April

    “Progressing Towards Food Security: Our Food, Our Future, Our Bahamas,” was the theme of the 3rd All Abaco Agricultural, Marine Resources and Agribusiness Expo (AgriExpo), which took place on April 17-18 at the BAIC Park.

  • 2 April

    Abaco Agricultural Project Opened

    Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Chairman Dion Smith travelled to Abaco to formally launch the Abaco Agricultural Project with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site just off the Ernest Dean Highway on March 27.

January, 2015

  • 29 January

    Farmers & Bahamian Arts & Crafts Market Brings Fresh Food and Fun Items to Treasure Cay

    The first All Abaco Farmers and Bahamian Arts & Crafts Market was held in Treasure Cay under the theme of ‘Family Heritage Fun Day.’ The event united vendors and shoppers from all parts of the island.

November, 2014

  • 26 November

    Farmers Air Grievances

    Around 30 Abaco farmers held a meeting with the Department of Agriculture on November 20. The meeting was called and chaired by local Dept. head, Josephina Curry. Though a team from Nassau was scheduled to be present to hear local farmers’ concerns, they were unable to make it. Despite the Nassau representatives being absent, the meeting proceeded.