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Agriculture is carried out on small plots throughout most of the islands. Only about 1% of the land area is cultivated. The nature of the terrain limits the scope of farming, which is mainly a household industry. The main crops are vegetables: onions, okra, and tomatoes, the last two raised mainly for export. Inadequate production has necessitated the import of some 80% of the islands' food supply. Among steps the government has taken to expand and improve agriculture is the reserving of 182,000 hectares (450,000 acres) exclusively for farming, 8,000 hectares (20,000 acres) of which were converted to fruit farming. Export-oriented orange, grapefruit, and cucumber production in Abaco grew as export demand expanded. However, on Eleuthera, most agricultural and fishing infrastructure was seriously damaged by Hurricane Andrew. Agricultural products in 1999 included 45,000 tons of sugar cane, 14,000 tons of grapefruit, and 22,000 tons of vegetables.

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The bahamas goverment needs to provide more incentives to encourage younger bahamians to farm not only to reduce the importance of imported goods but the great economic benifits.
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I want to know more about the history of farming done in the Bahamas and specific Dates that go down in Farming history in the Bahamas. Can you please help me with that? Email me if you have any information on where to find this information or if you are able to provide the information that will be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Oct 18, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
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Name the two main type of farming in Bahamas, aeras where the farming is done eg islands, and how they are done.
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I;ll like to no what (2) main type of farming in the Bahamas,and
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Nov 6, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
I've found that articles printed in the Tribune on agriculture have helped a lot with the coursework (sept. 17th 2011 & Nov. 2nd 2011 are two of the most useful for me)
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hi just want to know how and when farming began in the bahamas and the importence of farming
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Nov 16, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
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Nov 17, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
I NEED HELP WITH 4 FARMING PROBLEMS IN THE BAHAMAS...THANKS
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What are 4 contributions farming can make to assist the economy??
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I need a Website about farming in the Bahamas, but I haven't found anything yet. Can you PLEASE help me !
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what are four contribution farming can assists the economy?
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Jan 10, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
hey, this info is good but i need contributions farmers are trying to make a living for themselves in the bahamas why do they want to depend on the poor framers . the person who came up with that great course work question please tell me the since of this .thnx
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Jan 11, 2012 @ 10:10 am
what are four contribution farming can assists the economy?
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Jan 13, 2012 @ 10:10 am
Hi. what are four contribution farming can assist the economy with during a resession or in general?
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Jan 18, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
Hi ! what are the meaning for framing? What are some of the problems farmers face in the Bahamas?
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Jan 26, 2012 @ 11:11 am
Hi I need help I'm sitting the national B.J.C. Examination and there is a course work I have to do can you please inform me of (4) contributions Farming can make to the economy
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Jan 28, 2012 @ 8:08 am
Hi I need help I'm sitting the national B.J.C. Examination and there is a course work I have to do can you please inform me of (4) contributions Farming can make to the economy
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Jan 28, 2012 @ 9:09 am
I NEED HELP ON WHATS FARMING IN THE BAHAMAS AN THE PROBLEM OF FARMING IN THE BAHAMAS FOR MY B.J.C COURSE (SOCIAL STUDIES)
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Jan 31, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
hi this information was great but it not giving me enough information if you don't mind can you giving me the problem we face in the bahamas with farming and can you explain it please thank you
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Feb 1, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
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Name the two main type of farming in Bahamas, aeras where the farming is done eg islands, and how they are done.
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Feb 4, 2012 @ 10:10 am
Can you assist me with four contributions farmers can make to assist the economy in the bahamas.
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can you help me with four contributions farmers can make assist the economy in the bahamas
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Feb 12, 2012 @ 10:10 am
what are 4 contributions farming can make to assist in improving the economy?
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Feb 13, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
i want to know all of the incentives given to farmers and the average amount of investment in farming
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i Wish this stated more about disadvantages and more about equipments needed.
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i want to know 4 contributions farming can make to assist in improving the economy please??
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Feb 29, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
Hi I need help I'm sitting the national B.J.C. Examination and there is a course work I have to do can you please inform me of (4) contributions Farming can make to the economy
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Mar 3, 2012 @ 9:09 am
hi.i am sitting my bjc for social studies this year and i need to know what can the government in the bahamas do to correct the problems face
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hi i would like to know about the problems farmers face
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Mar 9, 2012 @ 11:11 am
THIS ARTICLE REALLY HELPED ME WITH MY WORK,MY SOCIAL STUDIES HOMEWORK WAS A HEADACHE FOR ME
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can you help me with the four contributions that farming can make to assist in improving the economy
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can you help me with some contributions to farming
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Oct 10, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
what are 4 problems farmers face in the bahamas and their solutions. THANK U
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Oct 15, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
I would like to know the areas in which agiculture is done in the Bahamas and 4 problems they face
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Oct 20, 2012 @ 9:09 am
So due to this what mainly are the contributions in the Bahamas that we faces now these days and how do they affect our economy in today's society?
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what are 4 contributions farming can make to assist in improving the economy
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I need information on history of farming in the bahamas for my course work !
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Nov 14, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
What are 4 contributions farming can make to assst in iimproving the economy?
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Nov 18, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
This didn't help all I saw was more about fishing and not FARMING. -_-
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Dec 7, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
I need to know 4 problems Bahamian farmers face fro my BJC Coursework
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Jan 3, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
this could have more on the incentives the government provides to farmers in cases like this.
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Jan 13, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
can you help me with four contributions farmers can make assist the economy in the bahamas
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Jan 14, 2013 @ 8:08 am
can you help me with the methods of pothole farming in the bahamas?
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Jan 14, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
this article did not help me at all with the four problems farmers face in the bahamas thanks for nothing
bernique
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Jan 15, 2013 @ 7:07 am
what are four contribuions to farming in the Bahamas
Gerade
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Jan 29, 2013 @ 9:21 pm
I need to know 4 contributions farming can make to assist in improving the Bahamian economy in a recession
Antoinette Mackey
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Feb 4, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
What are four contributions to farming in the Bahamas? And explain them.
dajah
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Feb 14, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
what are 4 contributions farming can make to assist in helping the economy?
Juliana Bullard
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Mar 14, 2013 @ 8:20 pm
Name 4 contributions farming can make to boost the Bahamian economy? Expalin each.
sassy girl
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Mar 21, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
name four probloms farmer face in the bahamas and what can we do to help? Expalin them.
Deja
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Mar 26, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
This some what helped but not fully. I need more help, I need four contributions farming can make in improving the economy of the Bahamas.

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