What types of crops are grown on the island of Barbados?
The 3 main crops grown in Barbados are sugar cane, vegetables and cotton. Over 37% of the land in Barbados is arable land with sugarcane continuing to be the dominate crop. This is because sugar cane is the island’s leading crop and the second largest industry in Barbados, with millions of dollars being exported each year. Therefore while driving around in your rental car you will notice that there are many sugar cane fields and plantation houses spread throughout the island. You will also see some vegetables being grown on arable land. These include sweet potatoes, eddoes and yams. These are usually sold by local vendors in vegetable stands along the sides of the streets and not grown for export. Cotton fields are also scattered throughout the island but are scarce in comparison.