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  • Photo of Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    Policy-makers discuss way forward for Region’s sugar industry

    The ability of sugar industry in the Region to survive after the removal of production quotas in the European Union (EU) on September 30, 2017, will depend on improved competitiveness and pragmatic diversification options, according to a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat official.The end of EU’s quota management for sugar is expected to lead to a fall in prices towards the international sugar price and…

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  • Photo of Improved markets important to farming sector

    Improved markets important to farming sector

    Fresh produce markets in the Caribbean should ideally be a space for sellers, buyers and visitors, including tourists, to ‘circulate’. There would be no front and no back in the new stylish circular, domed-roof model agricultural market. That’s the vision recommended in an ‘assessment of the adequacy of marketing infrastructure with specific focus on the needs of small farmers’ that…

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