August 29, 2014
SVG to export six 40ft containers of root crops to UK

As part of the diversification of the agricultural sector here, the Ministry of Agriculture has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Winfresh for the export of six 40ft containers of root crops to the United Kingdom (UK) on a weekly basis.{{more}}

A three-member team from Winfresh, including its chief executive officer (CEO) Bernard Cornibert, procurement officer Phil Collins and purchasing and logistics manager Cuthbert Joseph, visited St Vincent and the Grenadines on a two-day mission from Monday, August 25th to Tuesday, August 26th.

According to the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry, Fisheries and Industry, Saboto Caesar, the visit shows the commitment of both the Government and Winfresh to increase the exports of agricultural produce to the UK.

Caesar said both parties are cognizant that market access is critical for growth in the agriculture sector.

Minister Caesar noted that visits were scheduled to be made to several dasheen, sweet potato and ginger farmers over the two days, as a part of the effort to create the farmer base necessary to facilitate the export to the UK.

Local agro processing company Vincyfresh Limited is a subsidiary of Winfresh Limited.