The workshop was in the form of a consultation on breadfruit and breadnut, two products that have been features of the Kittitian menu.
The purpose of the workshop was to impart knowledge to the various stakeholders on how they can develop and market the breadfruit and breadnut.
Dr. Vyjanun Lopeza, a representative from the Food & Agricultural Organization, (FAO), stated that the government of St. Kitts and Nevis has seen the great potential that breadfruit has to offer and that the breadfruit can contribute to production of agriculture.
Dr. Lopez also went on to outline some of the constraints of breadfruit production which she pointed out are lack of facilities, shortness of shelf life and lack of technical assistants.
Dr. Lopez told the Stakeholders that they have to assess the market potential of the breadfruit and find ways to promote it in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Mr. Joseph Mpongulie informed the attendees on how they can market the breadfruit crop and introduced the idea of ‘breadfruit chips’ to the well-attended audience. He said that they have to target the market audience, whether at the fresh produce market or the processed market, where the breadfruit chips will fall under.
The stakeholders in attendance voiced their concerns about the displeasure of younger folks to partake in the breadfruit sub-sector of agriculture.