Farmers asked to seek ways to improve their competitiveness

first_imgDr. Colin McIntyre. Image via: GIS NewsTrade Minister Dr. Colin McIntyre is appealing to farmers and vendors to continue to seek ways to improve their competitiveness within the agriculture sector.McIntyre told the annual Market Day with a Difference in Roseau last week that being competitive means offering customers reasonably priced quality products that are grown using safe agricultural practices and attractively packaged both to the local and overseas markets.He explained that there are global market forces that affect the way foods are sold and that should be taken into consideration.“The customers in the market where we do business desire foods that are free of chemical residues and physical defects. Consumers are very demanding and want their fruits to be a of a certain and color,” he explained.He said food must be sold in a particular manner that satisfies the pre-determined expectation and standards of the market.“If we do not adhere to this quality standard, we will not be able to sell our produce. As we continue to secure market opportunities, it will require considerable collaboration, investment and adjustment on the part of all concerned,” he added.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Farmers asked to seek ways to improve their competitiveness by: – October 31, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Share 28 Views   no discussionslast_img

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