PRESS RELEASE - NATIONAL DIALOGUE on Quality Infrastructure for Agrticulture
Talks to Advance Improvements in the Agriculture Sector
Press Release May 26th 2015
The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Ministry of Agriculture will host a workshop for key stakeholders in the agricultural sector to discuss the strengthening of the services which support improvements in the sector.
The workshop, a quality infrastructure (QI) dialogue will generate discussion and action around the in areas of standards implementation, testing, quality management, certification and accreditation specifically targeted at the sector.
The objectives of the workshop include the development of an action plan geared towards increasing the production of good quality agro-processed products, increased awareness of the importance of quality in competitiveness, understanding the role of the Quality Infrastructure in enhancing the development of the agriculture sector and increasing the production of good quality local meats and eggs.
The workshop is being co funded by the International Cooperation of the German Metrology Institute Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), IICA, the Ministry of Agriculture and the SLBS.
The workshop will take place at the Orchid Centre in Union on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 at 8:30am
The workshop will open with remarks from the Minister of Agriculture, and the Minister of Commerce, Investment and Consumer Affairs and the Head of IICA in the OECS.
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