Agriculture

Agriculture

According to the Inter-American Development Bank , The Bahamas is the fourth  largest  food importer in  the Caribbean, behind  only Jamaica,  Trinidad  and  Tobago , and  Haiti. We have the second highest food import dependence   ratio (total   food   imports/total food consumption) within   the   region at   0.92, which is 21 percentage points   above   the regional average. This poses food security concerns for our country and has a negative impact on our balance of trade.

The Bahamas Development provides access to financing for agricultural development in crop production and animal husbandry as well as value added processing. The Bank is willing to work with farmers to tailor loans payments to harvest cycles and offer grace periods.

Projects

Apiary

Apiary

The Apiary Project began in 2018 in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Ministry of... View Article

Cascarilla

Cascarilla

Cascarilla bark has been exported from the Bahamas for decades but the average Acklins and Crooked Islander receives a miniscule... View Article

Community Poultry Project

Community Poultry Project

The Bahamas Development Bank with private concerns, proposes to establish the Community Poultry Project in the interest of supporting small... View Article

Long Island (SRRP)

Long Island (SRRP)

The program aims to re-invigorate small ruminant (sheep and goat) and pigs stocks in the Bahamas by offering a combination... View Article