ECTAD COORDINATOR / PARTNER IN SURINAME  HEAD TECHNICAL COMMITTEE (TC) FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COCONUT STANDARD

A TECHNICAL COMMITTEE (TC) FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COCONUT STANDARDS IN SURINAME WAS INSTALLED ON THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2018 AT THE OFFICE OF THE SURINAME STANDARDS BUREAU IN PARAMARIBO.   THE CHAIR OF THE TC IS ELECTED AS FOLLOWS: CHAIRMAN: MR. REINIER TAUS   —-  NGO (ECTAD) VICE CHAIRMAN: MRS. CHERMIN BURLESON   —  MINISTRY OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SECRETARY: […]

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VETERAN EU TRADER OF 40 YEARS CAME OUT OF RETIREMENT TO HELP ECTAD CARIBBEAN SMALL FARMERS EXPAND MARKET SHARES IN EUROPE.

John Soler, a Veteran trader of over 40 years experience working with some of the largest fresh produce traders in Europe came out of retirement to help ECTAD Caribbean and its regional network partners expand marketing in Europe.He was also managing Director for Caribbean Agriculture Trading Company (CATCO) before setting up his own successful company. […]

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Help from our Friends from Down Under

The Australian High Commission’s (Port of Spain) Direct Aid Program (DAP) supported ECTAD marketing village groups in Greggs and the surrounding areas to boost their self-help marketing efforts. Support was received in materials and equipment such as wash tanks, scales, draining racks, packaging and labels, water-boots, gloves and other supplies. This support has enhanced and […]

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Looking at Scotland

At the invitation of our Scottish partners, ECTAD CARIBBEAN will be participating in a special workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The aim of the workshop will be to engage in strategic brainstorming, planning and a showcase of Caribbean products for Scottish business representatives in the fair trade sector, but also to work towards an approach for […]

ECTAD Caribbean seeks to participate in COLEACP Fit for Market Project

Fit for Market(FFM) is an initiative of the Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP), a civil society organisation that manages and supports development projects in the ACP agricultural and food sector. COLEACP is a not-for-profit organization whose main purpose is to support the development of a sustainable and competitive agriculture and agribusiness. The Fit For Market (FFM) programme […]

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Market Updates May 2018

The UK Market consolidated The feedback of buyers and consumers of dasheen and other root crops has been one of overall satisfaction on the quality of these crops grown in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the reliability of the supply. Output to the English market has increased by 60% in the first quarter of […]