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Eastern Caribbean Trading Agriculture and Development Organisation (ECTAD)

The Eastern Caribbean Trading Agriculture and Development Organisation (ECTAD CARIBBEAN) is a nonprofit, voluntary, non governmental small farmers’ base rural development organisation launched and operating in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since 1995.

As part of our mission, ECTAD CARIBBEAN works with partners all over the world in sharing of good practices, innovation, indigenous and new knowledge.


Key Activities

  • Food and nutrition security
  • Farmers Training
  • Production Planning and support
  • Group Leadership and Development
  • Good Agriculture Practices
  • Sustain profitable markets for farmers
  • Climate smart Agriculture promotion
  • Technical Support for local cooperation and regional integration of farmers’ groups
  • Youth and Women Development

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Our Focus


Over the last several years, ECTAD has been working with its members to build and test a new ideological approach that will remove the shackle of dependency for rural and agricultural organisations on donor agencies and governments.


Our members are involved in coordinating marketing program and activities. The marketing pays for itself by ensuring a cost management system from farm to market. This involves grading, packaging, shipping and distributing, ensuring that farmers receive the greater share of the value chain. Thus wealth created, is kept and maintained within rural communities.


ECTAD has been raising awareness of the benefits of linking agriculture to health and nutrition as part of its work programme.  The consumption of local healthy nutritious foods has key benefits in the fight to reduce and end non-communicable diseases.


ECTAD Caribbean – Statement April 2020

We at ECTAD CARIBBEAN have been monitoring the food prices and markets; we are also working with our farmers to make realistic production decisions to link into the circumstances of the new emerging market trends.   We are calling on Governments and traditional private sectors, such as banks, to make an insignificant investment with farmers […]


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