CARDI to assist coconut processor groups in Guyana

(Photo via Kaieteur News)
(Photo via Kaieteur News)

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) is collaborating with the International Trade Centre (ITC) to host a two-day training workshop on group strengthening for processors working in Guyana’s coconut industry.

The training will specifically target small scale processors involved in the development of coconut-based value added products. Participants will be exposed to group strengthening activities such as trust and governance and will learn about marketing opportunities and financial management.

The overarching goal of the workshop is to strengthen small scale processor groups so as to increase their competitiveness ultimately leading to the development of an export oriented agri-processing sector.

Executive Director of CARDI, Barton Clarke, said that a similar workshop will be held in Suriname during March. There have been others in Belize, Jamaica, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

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