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Establishment

The Barbados Agricultural Society is an agricultural organization over 150 years old. It was established in 1845 by an Act of Parliament in Barbados and sought to represent the interests of the agricultural sector in all relevant forums. The Society is the secretariat for nine commodity groups representing over 500 farmers, with women comprising 30% of the total.

The nine Barbados commodity Associations are:

  • The Barbados Association of Pig Farmers
  • Barbados Egg and Poultry Producers Association
  • Barbados  Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
  • Barbados Floral Producers & Exporters Association
  • Barbados Dairy and Beef Producers Association
  • Barbados Sheep Farmers Inc Barbados Cotton Growers’ Association

Mission

The Barbados Agricultural Society is an agricultural organization created by an Act of Parliament in Barbados that seeks to represent the interests of the agricultural sector in all relevant forums.

Objectives

  • To coordinate the efforts of those Agricultural Producer groups who believe in united action in establishing policy decisions and speaking to the Government.
  • To provide for one central office and central secretariat for those member Associations that require such service and to give producers a basis for the unity of purpose and a united voice.
  • To provide Member Associations with helpful information, statistics, forecasts, and developmental possibilities to meet changing economic conditions.
  • To investigate pricing structures, both for selling products produced and for purchasing input products for production and, if deemed necessary, arrange to move into any field where either buying, selling, or manufacturing would benefit any or all groups.
  • To be a reliable and trustworthy “one voice” for Agricultural producers.

Major Achievements

  • Agrofest 2022
  • Farmer Input Programme 2020 UN Bee Keeping Training Programme( also facilitated by the Barbados Bee Keeping Association )
  • Farmer Input Programme 2020

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