PR – The European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in collaboration with the Grenada Bureau of Standards and the Marketing and National Importing Board will launch the project ‘Agri-Food Sector Development and Strengthening of the National Food Safety System in Grenada’, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
This is a EUR 8.75 million resource which will seek to enhance Grenada’s national quality infrastructure and to strengthen Grenada’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) and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Standby Facility for Capacity Building, which is financed by the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) and administered by the CDB.
The Marketing and National Importing Board, the main beneficiary, will receive three refrigerated trucks. While, 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 launch will be a blended event with the Minister of Finance, Hon. Gregory Bowen and other local delegates delivering remarks at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Works and the delegates from the European Union, CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank will deliver their remarks virtually.