The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Bureau of Standards will be hosting a National Symposium on the importance of the National Quality Infrastructure to the Agricultural Sector in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The goal of the symposium is ‘to analyze the needs of agriculture, which will enable the Quality Infrastructure to support the agriculture sector in effectively meeting the targets for the agriculture sector’.
Additionally, the Symposium is envisaged to educate and heighten the awareness of Agricultural industry, and economic decision makers to the importance of Quality Infrastructure, and thereby create a demand for such services.
Stakeholders from the Agricultural Sector involved in Livestock, Crops, Fisheries and Agro-processing, as well as the Business Support Organizations and Government regulators, have been invited participate in the symposium.
It will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Murrays Height Hotel conference room, in collaboration with the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality, CROSQ with the support from the Germany Metrology Institution.
The opening ceremony begins at 8:30am. There will be addresses from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Raymond Ryan; Project Coordinator, CROSQ Janice Hilaire; Director of the Bureau of Standareds Ezra Ledger; and Dr. Colleen Philips, chairperson of the National Standards Council