Agriculture Standards

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector are involved in a symposium aimed at bringing about a dialogue to guide a plan of action that will ensure the goods and services offered in this country are up to the quality standards regionally and internationally.

The Symposium is part of a project that was launched in the Caribbean in 2014 by the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ).

Project Coordinator Janice Hilaire while giving remarks to the participants, said that the goal is to focus on the demand side of the market, and their requirements for quality infrastructure services.

Meanwhile, Chief Agricultural Officer, Ashley Caine, in his feature address said that having set standards are important as they enhance competitiveness, spur and disseminate information.

He added that standards and qualities are inherently linked.

The Quality Infrastructure Symposium is hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Bureau of Standards (SVGBA), and being held at the Murray Heights Hotel.