The government of Mexico is expected to provide technical assistance to local agricultural officials through the provision of phyto-sanitary equipment to detect pest and diseases at the various ports of entry.
Saboto Ceasar, Minister of Agriculture, said this follows the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Inter-American Institute on Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the government of Mexico.
All member states of CARICOM are expected to benefit from the agreement.
In a statement this week, Minister Ceasar said this represents a significant boost in the ministry’s surveillance efforts. He also stated that it is very important and critical at this point in time that we increase our vigilance at our borders, however it is an expensive procedure and the government and people of Mexico they have pledged to assist all member states of CARICOM.