Appeal for more cotton pickers
The number of Barbadians willing to pick cotton is on the rise but there is still room for more, says chief executive officer of Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean Inc, Adlai Stevenson.
“Last year we had 400 people in the field picking cotton, which is a significant increase from the year before and we anticipate even more this year. Even so, in some cases there haven’t been enough pickers on some plantations, so we’re hoping through the ads and this meeting, to get more people aware,” he said.
Stevenson was speaking to the DAILY NATION last Saturday after a joint Ministry of Agriculture/Exclusive Cotton/Cotton Growers’ Association town hall meeting at Harrison College. He said the current economic woes were influencing more people to seek new ways to earn extra money, which was a benefit of the cotton industry.