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Pork, poultry products hit hardest by Covid

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the agricultural sector.

Yesterday during the Barbados Agricultural Society’s (BAS) annual general assembly meeting held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, chief executive officer James Paul said the pork and poultry industries were affected the most.

Paul said the pork sector was not able to keep pace with last year’s domestic output of pork, noting the markets for this product were depressed because of the financial situation many Barbadians were facing. He said it was important for the usual points of sales of pork go back to full capacity as this would lead to an increase in pork consumption, adding business for pork producers would be in full swing.

However, he said that over the past few months there had been a slight increase in production when compared with the same time last year. 

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