Caribbean Conference identifies key products for investment

News Date: February 25 2016

At the recently held Caribbean Trade and Investment conference, several key products were identified which could produce a significant return on investment.

Investment in the production of coconuts and coconut products including coconut water and virgin coconut oil; hot pepper production and value added processing; livestock; aquaculture; sheep and goat and root crops in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region has been identified as key products for which the return on investment would be attractive while helping the region to reduce its whopping $4.5 billion (US) food import bill and to generate employment.

Barbados sea island cotton and sour sop were also identified as crops with significant value added potential.

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