Bahamian company partners with Chinese firms for agricultural development
- By : Thérèse Yarde
- Category : Agriculture
- Tags: the bahamas
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.
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