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Trinidad and Tobago Agriculture and Fishing Overview


Agriculture and fishing

The agricultural industry is small in Trinidad and Tobago as the energy sector has long dominated the economy. Agriculture accounts for only half a percent of the gross domestic product and employs a few percent of the labor force.

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Sugar cane has long been the most important commercial crop, but production ceased in 2007 after the EU phased out favorable export conditions.

High-quality cocoa is another traditional export product, but production has declined sharply since the 1970s. The low-quality coffee Robusta is grown, even though that cultivation has decreased in size, and flowers are exported to the United States. For the domestic market fruits and vegetables and rice are grown. Local producers ensure that the country is largely self-sufficient for eggs and chicken.

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Agriculture and fishing of Trinidad and TobagoFishing is conducted on a small scale. Most of the catch is consumed locally, but frozen shrimp is exported. A small forestry produces teak used for boat repairs.

FACTS - AGRICULTURE

Agriculture's share of GDP

0.5 percent (2018)

Percentage of land used for agriculture

10.5 percent (2016)

 


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