Monday, November 23, 2009

Banana Shortage

A shortage of ripe bananas on the Grenada market has resulted in the Marketing and National Importing making a decision to temporarily import the fruit from neighbouring St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Roderick St Clair, Marketing Manager of the MNIB, the main distributor for bananas said that farmers here are unable to supply the required 28,000 pounds per week for the local market as well as the 500 boxes need for a supplier in Trinidad.

The temporary measure will be for a period of three months in the first instance.

Sinclair says based on assessment of farms MNIB is confident that the farmers who supply the Board with bananas will be able to return to acceptable production for the local market by then.