Saint Lu­cia en­cour­aged by Tai­wan's Agri­cul­tural In­dus­try

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Ezechiel Joseph, Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture, ac­com­pa­nied by Min­is­ter Herod Stanis­laus vis­ited Tai­wan on 5-9 Novem­ber 2018, to get a first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of Tai­wan's agri­cul­tural de­vel­op­ment and tech­nolo­gies.

The min­is­ters be­lieve that Saint Lu­cia can take a page from Tai­wan's book in de­vel­op­ing agro-tourism. On 6 Novem­ber they vis­ited the 2018 World Flora Ex­po­si­tion in the cen­tral Tai­wan city of Taichung. Later that day they vis­ited the Hankuang Fruit and Veg­etable Pro­duc­tion Co­op­er­a­tive and the Taichung Dis­trict Agri­cul­tural Re­search and Ex­ten­sion Sta­tion to bet­ter un­der­stand how Tai­wan's agri­cul­ture sec­tor op­ti­mises its sup­ply chain.

Saint Lu­cia is sched­uled to launch an agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion and mar­ket­ing improve­ment pro­gramme next year in co­op­er­a­tion with Tai­wan.

The min­is­ters' trip to Tai­wan fur­ther con­vinces them of an even brighter fu­ture for Saint Lu­cia's agri­cul­tural de­vel­op­ment.

Min­is­ters vis­it­ing the Taichung Dis­trict Agri­cul­tural Re­search and Ex­ten­sion Sta­tion in Tai­wan.

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