Export Saint Lucia, the country’s premier agency for trade promotion has signed two key contracts which seek to boost the capacity of agricultural stakeholders to supply quality products to new markets un ader the project “Enhancing the Capacity of Stakeholders in the Agricultural Sector to Supply Quality Products in New Markets.”
“The Pack House Project”, as it is known, was launched by Export Saint Lucia in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to elevate the quality standards and post-harvest handling of agricultural products for domestic consumption and export markets.
Export-Saint Lucia signs contracts with the SLBS Export Saint Lucia Director with Principal of the SALCC Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
The second contract was signed with the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS), who will be the Agency responsible for facilitating the training to farmers and exporters in the identified certification areas.
Through targeted training and capacity building, these two contract arrangements will ensure Saint Lucia’s agricultural exports meet the quality and food safety requirements of international markets. This will ensure the foods consumed domestically are safe for consumption and also open new opportunities for the country’s fresh produce abroad.