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Consolidated Foods Limited has partnered with a number of agricultural agencies with the intention of reversing a noticeable decline in the production of root crops.

Perishables Manager for Consolidated Foods Ltd Dunstan Demille, says over the past ten years it appeared farmers gradually moved away from the more challenging cultivation of root and tuber crops.

Last week CFL initiated a brainstorming session with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Marketing Department, the Tissue Culture Lab, the Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute, Renwick and Company and local farmers to develop strategies to revive interest in root crops and tubers.

Renwick and Company as the leading supplier of agricultural supplies has thrown its support behind the CFL initiative to increase production of root crops, a critical ingredient in the promotion of food security and the reduction of the island’s huge food import bill.
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