Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was able to reduce the importation of eggs during the 2019 Christmas season.
Adrian Lewis, President of the Poultry Association, commended farmers for their excellent work and dedication noting that this is the first time in decades that eggs were not imported for the festive season.
The Ministry of Agriculture currently provides subsidised day old chicks of broiler and layer birds to farmers.
Mr. Lewis, who has been in the poultry industry for two decades, stated that “Every Christmas the price of eggs will go as high as $30-$35 per flat and sometimes more.
Eggs had to be imported. This year we struggled to get to $15-$20 per flat. We did not import any eggs. There is actually an oversupply of eggs on the market currently.”