BSTA has been delighted to fund several small projects over the years. Our ability to do so depends heavily on the frequency of meetings of the R&D committee which represents our main source of operating funds.


One of our most recent project was the publication of

“Sugar Cane Farming in Barbados – A reference handbook on sugar cane growing and field management” if you are interested in obtaining a copy of this book please contact us  at or

Currently the BSTA is developing 3 projects:

  • The BSTA survey of rare and unusual crop and fruit varieties. A database identifying unusual and exotic plant varieties present on the island. Click here for the project page!
  • A consumer guide to build awareness of the different varieties of fruits and vegetables available locally and the characteristics and best uses of them for consumers and agri-processors. (In planning)
  • A list of suppliers of plant crop varieties available for commercial sale (In planning)