Opportunities for the Development of the Pineapple Industry on Eleuthera
The Opportunities for the Development of the Pineapple Industry in Eleuthera souoght to assess the current condition of the Bahamian pineapple industry. The goal of the project was to identify the challenges and opportunities for growth and export that could affect the strategic development of the industry.
- Number of active Eleuthera pineapple producers: 12
- Primary production location: Hatchet Bay, Governor’s Harbour & Gregory Town, Eleuthera.
- Acres Under Production: 58 Acres (Primary) – Unknown (Secondary)
- Primary Production Capacity: 500,000 plants/fruits (approximate)
- Cultivar: Native Sugar Loaf
- Length of Production Season: 12-18 Months
- Value-Added Products: Pineapple Jam/Jelly, Chutney, Juice.
- Executing Agency: Trade Unit – Ministry of Economic Affairs
The Pine Islands Project – Component 3: Socio-economic Impact Assessment on Silver Top Palm on Sustainable Livelihoods in Red Bays and Central Andros.
Component 3 of the project aims to address economic activity in Red Bays North and Central Andros, by collecting information on silver top palm use and dependence in line with specific sustainable development goals (SDG) to determine the island’s baseline socio-economic conditions, with a focus on gender, age, economic status, and resource use.
- 34% of homes indicated that the availability of silver top palm has decreased over the years.
- 16% of homes in Red Bays do not have electricity, 18% do not have running water, 14% do not have potable water (drinking water) and 32% do not have internet access.
- 71% of households surveyed believe that the availability of silver top palm has decreased over the years.
- 100% of homes surveyed had access to basic amenities however, 43% did not have internet access.
- Executing Agency: Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation