Saint Lucia encouraged by Taiwan's Agricultural Industry
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.