The European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in collaboration with the Grenada Bureau of Standards and the Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB) will tomorrow launch the project for ‘Agri-Food Sector Development and the Strengthening of the National Food Safety System in Grenada’.
The launch of the 8.75 million EURO resource is scheduled for 10 in the morning.
The initiative will seek to enhance Grenada’s national quality infrastructure and to strengthen the country’s obligations to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the area of Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Measures for food safety.
Grenada is the sixth beneficiary of the CARIFORUM-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), financed by the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) and administered by the CDB.
The MNIB, the main beneficiary, will receive three refrigerated trucks, the Grenada Bureau of Standards and the Ministry of Agriculture will benefit from training in the areas of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and post-harvest handling techniques.
The project launch is scheduled for the Ministry of Works Conference room.
The Minister of Finance, Gregory Bowen, and other local delegates are expected to deliver key remarks.
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