griculture and fishing
Farming conditions are poor on the barren islands where there is a lack of groundwater and rarely rains. Fisheries generate slightly more income than agriculture, but the sector does not represent an important part of the economy as a whole.
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On the islands in the north, there are commercial farms that supply the local market with eggs, meat, fruits and vegetables. Some of its own production, including bananas, is protected by import bans or high tariffs. More than 80 percent of the food is imported. The cultivation of flowers and other ornamental plants accounts for 10–15 percent of agricultural production.
There is plenty of fish and lobster in the Bahamas. The fishing sector has in recent years been expanded with shrimp farms. Fish and seafood exports mainly consist of bar lobster. For Bahamas defense and foreign policy, please check themotorcyclers.
FACTS – AGRICULTURE
Agriculture’s share of GDP
1.0 percent (2017)
Percentage of land used for agriculture
1.4 percent (2016)
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