Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Photo story: T&T aiming to produce special variety of onions

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.

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Jai & Sero

Jai & Sero

Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
Amit, Heather, Fuzz, Aj, Jiv, Shiva, Rampa, Sero, Jai