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Negotiations ongoing on social compact

February 3, 2023

Negotiations are ongoing about the social compact with Government since small poultry farmers voiced their opposition to its extension.

They reportedly took the stand during a recent meeting of the Barbados Egg and Poultry Producers’ Association.

Though the decision does not apply to all groups, Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul wants the country to ensure there’s no negative impact on those farmers as it proceeds with its plans to address prices.

Mr. Paul told the Morning Report farmers have been playing their part in providing affordable food to Barbadians.

With the date for the island’s largest agricultural expo, Agrofest drawing near, Mr. Paul revealed plans are at an advanced stage.

Over 200 exhibitors are expected.

Unlike previous years, the expo will not be using the Weymouth ‘B’ pasture.

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