Sunday, April 21, 2024

Don’t forget the farm!

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AUTHORITIES ARE BEING warned against pushing the tourism and financial services sectors to the detriment of agriculture.

The warning came from from Sir Frank Alleyne, a former University of the West Indies economics professor and head of Government’s Council of Economic Advisors.

Addressing the tenth lecture-seminar series of the Economic Affairs Division at Baobab Towers, Warrens, recently, Sir Frank expressed concern that agriculture was getting a raw deal.

“I’m concerned about it because persons in very responsible public positions espouse this view and we [should] ask the question, ‘Is there a role for agriculture, particularly cropping agriculture, in Barbados? It is my view that there is a significant role,” he said. (WILLCOMM)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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