The Jamaica Small Ruminants Association hopes to adopt Canadian best practices in the Caribbean country.
The initiative was executed by IICA as part of the EU funded Intra-ACP Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) under the specific activity, “Enhancing operational and business efficiencies of small and medium size food processors in Suriname”.
The recommendation was made by the Director General of IICA at the official opening ceremony of the 14th Caribbean Week of Agriculture.
The Director General of IICA spoke during the opening session of an Agribusiness Workshop held within the framework of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2016.
During a meeting organized with support from IICA, the Ministers of Agriculture of Mexico and the Caribbean highlighted the need to improve regional collaboration.
A total of 33 food safety professionals from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago were certified by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). The training was organized by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).