Barbadian Agriculture at the Crossroads

by Gerald Proverbs for the 16th Annual Technical Conference of the BSTA, 2000

Still a relevant analysis nearly 20 years later…

As we enter the 21st century, Barbadian agriculture is at a crossroads. The way it develops from here on will increasingly involve new directions. The analogy of a crossroads permits the various ideas/proposals suggested herein, and has been debated by many over the past three decades.

Barbadian Agriculture at the Crossroads.pdf

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About Andrew Stoute

Dr. Stoute obtained his PhD in Plant Biology from the University of Reading in 2009 working on photoperiodic control of flowering. He then took Post-Doctoral Researcher position at Rothamsted Research working on the developmental factors around parental regulation of seed size in oilseed rape (canola). He joined the staff of the West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station in 2011 as the Plant Geneticist, responsible for performing crosses from extensive germplasm collection to provide clients with improved sugarcane varieties. He also develops systems and programs to aid in the selection of the best parental material for those crosses.

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