|First harvest - onions produced locally|
Trinidad and Tobago is now aiming to produce 150,000 pounds of onions per month, which is 20 per cent of the local demand.
This is a collaborative project of the Ministry of Food Production and Caribbean Chemicals and Agencies Limited.
The partners started a pilot project in 2012 to study the feasibility of growing a special variety of onions to our tropical climate.
Caribbean Chemicals is growing onions on 100 acres of land acquired through a tendering process facilitated by the food production ministry.
Unlike imported onions, which are usually harvested sometimes as much as 7 months before they arrive in Trinidad and Tobago, the local onions would be more delicious and aromatic due to their freshness.