Caribbean Agriculural Enterprises to get expert advice on reaching new markets
AGRICULTURAL POLICY PROGRAMME TO HOLD A THREE-DAY WORKSHOP ASSISTING SMALL ENTERPRISES IN REACHING THE CARIBBEAN, AND EVEN THE WORLD
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 18th, 2016 – Small agricultural enterprises in the Caribbean have a lot of offer. From sauces and chocolate to organic teas and honey, entrepreneurial enterprises are working hard every day to offer unique, local products in the marketplace. However, bringing agricultural products to market these days means more than just working the land. That is why the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) have joined together as part of the Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme (APP) to present a three-day workshop designed to practically help agribusiness enterprises in bringing their products to a wider Caribbean market, and even to the world.
“Essentially, a lot of small and medium enterprises have unique products with great potential but more often than not, they are not packaged, labeled and presented in such a way that they can enter mainstream markets in the region and internationally”, says Gregg Rawlins, the Representative in Trinidad & Tobago and Co-ordinator, Regional Integration Caribbean Region, IICA.