Submitted by Old Onions Bag
Yes Barbados, it’s all we really have and cancould be the way forward. That is if we act NOW. The Food index as predicted, rose last week. We are continually being told of a corn shortage in the future. Corn is a feed all, both people and animals. Why don’t we see stockpiling of the seed and a renewed revolutionize planting thrust in progress around the country side ? Why Why ?
We have sweet potatoes and yams. I would hope some stockpiling is going on now in times of plenty. Is this not what taking advantage of fore-knowledge is all about ? “To be fore-warned is to be fore armed.”
By now with all these warnings (for about eight months now) we are not seeing the Ministry of Agriculture engaged in the necessary action…we should be seeing purchasing of tractors and ploughing equipment (stockpiling of spares) now they are still relatively cheap. If we are wrong.. Mr. Estwick should be advising us what is being done. The silence from him and others is deafening.
Why are we waiting for the GREAT SHORTAGE to start before we act? Why? Is it that we don’t believe there will be a shortage? Predictive indicators are showing and correctly …a time of shortage is coming and not very far away. Wake up Barbados…ACT NOW ! We should be planting. Agriculture is all we have and can be our saviour.