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iLBC Farmer Spotlight: Ramdeo Boondo


Each week we shout out farmers across the Caribbean region to promote their efforts and show our appreciation. This week, we're headed to the "Land of Soca" to visit Farmer Ramdeo Boondoo of Uncle Ben Green Gate Farm.


We had the opportunity to interview Farmer Bandoo and you'll find a snapshot of our conversation below. Thank you, Farmer Bandoo for your time and commitment to the profession!


Where’s your farm located?

  • Our farm is located at Perseverance Road, Chaguanas,Trinidad & Tobago.



How did you get started In farming?

  • I got started in farming by being born into a home that depended on farming as a main source of income and food.



What crops do you specialize in cultivating?

  • I specialize in Root Crops such as, cassava, sweet potatoes, yams, eddoes, tania, dasheen and kush kush.



How expensive is it to do what you do?

  • On an average it costs approximately TT $25,000.00 per acre.



What’s the name of your company and how can people get in touch with you to support?

  • My company name is Uncle Ben Green Gate Farm. Persons can contact me at 868-780-9595 (Bmobile), 868-325-1867 (Digicel), electronically through my daughter Emily13lucy9@gmail.com or whats app 8687106623



Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  • In five years, I see myself as a pioneer in the root crop industry, sharing my knowledge and expertise in this field to help make my country food independent.