St. Vincent and the Grenadines this week is set to export another shipment of cattle to Grenada and an additional 500 pigs are demanded for export.

SVG is known internationally for its beautiful chain of islands, but is also taking the CARICOM region by storm, as the island witnesses significant increases in fish and livestock exports.

The island’s 50 year old banana industry has suffered from the removal of export preferences and the impact of climate change, reducing the once mainstay industry, to one for regional export and local consumption.

Diversification of the agriculture sector has now taken deep roots. SVG is the largest exporter of livestock in the OECS currency Union. 83 heads of cattle were exported so far in the first quarter of 2019. With a demand for another 100 heads during the course of this week, the country will reach almost 50 percent of its export target for 2019, before the end of the first quarter of 2019.

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