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OECS, DYBT project launch

About 40 local agro-processors will benefit from a project that will help their products meet national and export requirements.

The project, coordinated by the Dominica Youth Business Trust in collaboration with the organization of Eastern Caribbean States – Competitive Business Unit and supported by the Caribbean Development Bank was launched this morning.

Dubbed Enhancing the competitiveness and sustainability of Agro-processors in Dominica, the project will provide agro-processors the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in food safety, quality assurance and product enhancement.

Minister for Trade Ian Douglas urged those who will benefit from the project to take it seriously.

He sees the project as an opportunity to increase Dominica’s export capacity.

Minister for Trade Ian Douglas

The six-component project will cover areas to include good manufacturing practices, costing and pricing as well as packaging and labelling.

Participant of the project, Bannis Farm Products looks forward to the project enhancing the farm’s capacity.

Naomi Bannis-Sampson General Manager of Bannis Farm Products

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