St. Vincent and the Grenadines, through the Ministry of Agriculture has launched the Food Market Stabilization program. The aim of this program will be to help match farmers with traders for their product.
“In 2021, what we have recognized is that there are several traders who have markets internationally, regionally and also some local markets, who have expressed a keen interest in purchasing commodities purchasing these facilities.” Minister Caesar said.
As of Monday, March 1st an administrative structure will be in place the facilities, in order to record the information from farmers, regarding the produce they have available for sale, so that the information can then be relayed to interested buyers.
“What we want to see taking place is, enthused farmers gong to these centres, register their interest to sell to the traders and the Government will play a very important role through the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure that this interest is registered.” he said.
The centres that the Minister of Agriculture is making reference to are:
Langley Park Palletization Centre
La Croix Palletization Centre
Lauders Agro-processing Centre
Rillan Hill Community Centre
Rose Bank Community Centre