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Industry

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries contributed over 7% of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ GDP in 2010 and, as of 2009, 25.6% of land is used in agriculture. There is some subsistence farming in the country but the main agricultural activity is in banana production which constitutes the principal export crop. Other important crops and livestock are coconuts, arrowroot, flowers, sweet potatoes, spices and small numbers of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and fish. Plantains and sweet potatoes are exported to Trinidad and Tobago and other regional markets, with other exports going to European markets. The St Vincent Banana Growers Association is an important body in the country, as is the Windward Island Farmers’ Association (WINFA) which is a member of the Fairtrade initiative. The Ministry of Agriculture, Industry, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural Transformation oversees the sector in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Agriculture organisations in St Vincent and The Grenadines
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries