Recently a report on the role of agriculture in Bermuda’s future was written by Aran McKittrick. An excerpt of the Executive Summary is below. Please see the below link to the full PDF report.
Bermuda has lost an estimated 87% of its agricultural land in the last 85 years. Of the 735 acres of arable land available for agricultural use, only 360 acres are being actively farmed. Although an estimated 40% of the population is involved in backyard farming, there are only 18 full time farmers and 33 part time farmers in the industry today.
This report, endorsed by the Environmental Coalition (ECO), sets out to explore some of the reasons the agricultural industry and agricultural land are in the critical state they are in.