Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) chairman Edison M Key and his team recently made a formal visit to the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in Costa Rica.

Mr Key met with Director General Dr Chelston W. D. Brathwaite and other senior members of IICA.

They discussed BAIC’s interest in IICA’s assistance in several areas including sheep and goat rearing, added value to fruits and vegetable, greenhouse development, tissue culture, and assistance in procuring planting materials.

Mr Key and his team took the opportunity to examine the latest techniques in food production including models of low tech hydroponic farming that could be used as a part of the backyard gardening system being encouraged by the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources.