Don’t forget the farm!
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)
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