(Barbados Today) With more frequent and stronger storms predicted which experts say could significantly disrupt food supply chains, Barbados has received a timely boost to its agriculture food crop production.

Island Growers Caribbean has set up shop in Bridgetown, becoming the first 100 per cent climate-smart and category five hurricane resistant greenhouse system in the region.

It is expected to start production this month, producing over 4,200 pounds of fresh, organic produce each month within its approximately 5,200 square feet greenhouse farm space. This is expected to be expanded up to 75,000 square feet over a three-year period.

Promising to shake things up in the local and regional agriculture sector, the company promises to focus heavily on producing “cold weather crops” including some herbs, berries and other fruits and vegetables that are now imported.

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