Trinidad & Tobago

Overview

Country Trinidad & Tobago Capital : Port of Spain

Trinidad & Tobago has a population of over 1.2 million.

The petroleum industry dominates the economy, but tourism and manufacturing are also of great importance. The current contribution of agriculture and fishing to the economy is negligible. Traditionally important agricultural export commodities included sugar, cocoa and coffee. Other agricultural products include coconuts, citrus fruits, rice, poultry and vegetables.

86-100% of the food energy consumed in Trinidad and Tobago comes from crops that are not native to the region. Most of these plants’ diversity is found elsewhere on the planet.

The Crop Trust has supported 1 projects in Trinidad & Tobago

  1. Sweet Potato: The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources received support from the Crop Trust to regenerate and characterize 69 sweet potato accessions with the objective of rescuing threatened diversity and enhancing use of the crop.