Bahamian company partners with Chinese firms for agricultural development

Greenhouse. Image: J Biochemist
Agriculture

Bahamaren, a Bahamian business consultancy and trade facilitation company, recently announced that it has signed memoranda of understanding with two Chinese companies, with a focus on agricultural development and innovation:

Bahamaren Limited is hoping to provide affordable agricultural greenhouse technology, artificial intelligence (AI) technology and agricultural machinery in The Bahamas and Caribbean through a partnership with Beijing Kingpeng International Agriculture Corporation and China Overseas Agricultural Development Alliance.

The partnership hopes to “make the agriculture sector in The Bahamas and the Caribbean more efficient, robust and affordable by relying more on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship”, according to a press statement.

The partnership will provide for turnkey solutions in greenhouse farming, poultry farming, dairy farming, husbandry technology and AI technology.

“This new partnership agreement fosters long-term agricultural sustainability, enhances market discipline and further develops the sharing of information in The Bahamas and Caribbean,” the release states.

“Bahamaren Limited recognized issues in food security in The Bahamas and the need for building capacity in local food production systems. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) underscores the importance of both a tailored and integrated approach in collaboration with all stakeholders to reduce the food import bill and enhance food security.

“The MOU will enable environments for food security through a targeted approach and engineering solutions to introduce greenhouse technologies that are conducive to our country’s climate environment and are designed to be hurricane resistant.

“The MOU aims to shift the focus to incorporate the emergence of new, value-added, agroprocessing industries. Bahamaren Limited will provide accessibility to small farmers for automated equipment, tractors, drones and robotics.”

Read more from the Nassau Guardian and Tribune 242.

 

[Image: J Biochemist]

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Rice. Image: Mathieu Schoutteten
Agriculture
Guyana’s rice exports increase 43%

Boosted by access to new markets in Latin America, Guyana’s rice exports for the first half of 2018 are more than 40% greater than for the same period of the preceding year: As the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) wraps up its 2018 first crop results from January to June, …

Breadfruit Tree. Image: Monica.
Agriculture
Guyana to expand breadfruit cultivation

Guyana continues to diversify its agricultural sector, this time by increasing national cultivation of breadfruit: Within the next two years, at least 30 acres of lands in Regions Four, Five, Seven and 10 would be dedicated to breadfruit cultivation in an effort to promote food security and value addition, Dr. …

Vegetable cart. Photo: n.karim
Agriculture
Trinidad and Tobago launches Agricultural Training Programme for Rural Communities

With the intention of improving food and nutrition security, the government of Trinidad and Tobago has launched a programme to train young people, aged 18 to 30, in home gardening: [Programe sponsors] Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd’s Lara Joseph says this country has become so westernised and commercialised that home gardening …