A new variety of banana will soon be introduced to Dominica. That’s according to representative of the Caribbean Agriculture Research and development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Gregory Robin.
Speaking on Monday at a research results dissemination seminar which formed part of CARDI Day activities, Dr Robin says based on testing the FHIA 23 variety of banana was found to be the most liked in St. Vincent.
Dr. Robin believes that banana is still a crop that generates much interest from both policy makers and the Ministry of Agriculture.
He hopes the research will support an industry that still has a vital role to play in small farmer agriculture and export hence the reason for fine-tuning the project. He hopes that the new crop will be well received in Dominica.