Friday, 13 November 2015

Island chefs push for local cuisine at Agri Forum

Chefs can play an important role in helping small-scale farmers to supply the hospitality trade in small island developing states (SIDS). By offering menus based on local cuisine instead of imported dishes, they can drive demand for home-grown ingredients sourced from local producers. A session on the second and final day of the 2nd Caribbean Agribusiness Forum being held in Bridgetown, Barbados has heard that agritourism offers good opportunities for smallholder farmers. But they will need support in upgrading their supply chains to hotels, resorts and supermarkets, producing timely and reliable deliveries of quality products.