Agri-Business Expo 2024 Returns April 12 – 13

2 Apr 2024


Agri Expo 2024The expo aims to connect farmers with markets

The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources announced that the Agri-Business Expo will return to the Gladstone Agriculture Centre on April 12-13, 2024 after a five-year hiatus. This year’s event will be held under the theme, “Agriculture is Bahamian Culture.”  The announcement was made during a press conference at the Ministry on Monday, 11th March.  Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Jomo Campbell said that this event highlights another milestone in the journey towards sustainability.

“The Agri-Expo is not just a showcase of the latest advancements in agriculture and fisheries, but also a platform for collaboration, innovation and growth in our agricultural and marine industries,” he said. “Through this Expo, we aim to connect farmers with markets, promote value added products, artisans, and foster agribusiness entrepreneurship in The Bahamas.”

The expo will feature educational and interactive workshops

The Ministry said that the Expo complies with CARICOM’s vision of reducing food imports by 25% by the year 2025. “By showcasing local food production and highlighting innovations in farming techniques, the Agri-Expo will help to strengthen the agriculture value chain. Through knowledge-sharing capacity and networking opportunities provided at Agri-Expo, participants are able to learn from each other, exchange best practices and work towards common goals of food security, sustainability and economic development.”

The expo will feature the best in agriculture and fisheries in the country via educational and interactive workshops. The workshops will include demonstrations on soil maintenance, backyard farming, ornamental plants, sustainable packaging solutions, handicrafts, local body care products, a culinary division with ‘fierce’ competition including a ‘battle of the island’ culinary competition and animal husbandry demonstrations.

Events will also be held for children, including a ‘kiddie’ corner featuring educational and fun workshops, pony rides, a petting zoo, bouncing castles, face painting and other activities.

Source: BahamasLocal