As a 12-acre climate-smart hydroponic greenhouse farm, located on Cove Estate in Tobago, is said to be specializing in fresh organic berries and greens for local consumption, Trinidad & Tobago will soon be home to the Caribbean’s largest source of locally-grown fresh organic berries.
The initiative was pioneered by Trinidad & Tobago company Berrycove Limited, which came out of a partnership between Anthony N. Sabga Limited, Alquimi Renewables LLC and Island Growers Caribbean.
Advanced agtech and climate smart protected agriculture provides a solution for the climate-related barriers to growing a variety of organic crops in harsh tropical environments plagued by climate change impacts.
Forbes.com reports how Berrycove and Island Growers Caribbean are evaluating opportunities to build additional farms throughout the region over the next several years. In 2021, the farming operations entity expects to have 3 farms operating in Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, and Antigua. It is also developing a dedicated resort farm project in Anguilla, as well as third-party projects in Puerto Rico and Belize.