The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) is working to give agriculture in North Andros a boost by constructing several greenhouses for farmers there:
“This is a step in the right direction,” said [the Executive Chairman of the BAIC]. “Through these greenhouse projects we should be able to boost the agricultural sector and help bring the country nearer to some semblance of food security and self sufficiency.” All equipment for the full operation of the 30-by-90-foot greenhouses — one of steel and the other wooden — are in place, said Mr. Key.
One greenhouse was purchased through Jamaica Drip. Personnel from the company are in Andros supervising its erection. The wooden structure is being built through local contractor Caleb Evans. They are expected to be completed within two weeks. The intention is that through the greenhouses we will be able to introduce our farmers to hydroponics and the propagation of fruit trees and plants for distribution nationwide.
[Photo: BIS/Gladstone Thurston via bahamasislandsinfo.com]