Saturday, Feb 16, 2019

Coconut vendors' workshop

Coconut vendors' workshop
15 May

The Ministry of Agriculture is keen on pushing the development of the local coconut industry.

It intends to do so by working with key stakeholders, including the Caribbean Research and Development Institute.

The revelation was made by deputy chief agricultural officer Leslie Brereton during a coconut vendors training workshop at the Ministry's Graeme Hall, Christ Church headquarters.

Mr Brereton says the coconut water from local vendors is of a high quality which must be maintained.

He says officials are looking to bring in high yielding coconut varieties from overseas.

CARDI's local representative Ansari Hosein says the workshop's aim is to improve the standard of coconut vending.

Barbados is one of several Caribbean countries taking part in a regional project that provided financial support through the Africa Caribbean and Pacific group of states, the European Union and the International Trade Center.