Proceedings of a workshop on Post Harvest Handling of Horticultural Commodities for Export
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
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The document explains that recently, Trinidad and Tobago has experience a high rate of growth in the export of fresh horticultural commodities, with an increase in volume of exports of three hundred percent (300 percent) over the last four years. The country has the capacity to increase the production of horticultural commodities for export, but it is necessary to improve and strengthen some areas to facilitate the process of production, handling an management of exports. The objective of this Workshop were: 1) to transfer technology to exporters of horticultural products from Trinidad and Tobago; 2) to analyze the main technological advances as applied to the business of exporting horticultural products; 3) to discuss marketing opportunities for selected commodities; 4) to discuss air and sea transport for horticultural products; 5) to discuss packaging materials being used in marketing horticultural products in international market; 6) to discuss financing for export; 7) to discuss the administrative procedures required for the export of horticultural products. The Workshop was attended by 160 persons. The opening remarks by Joan Wallace, opening addres by Brinsley Samarro and finally, conclusion and recommendations. Eighteen technical papers were presented and two appendixes.
Representación Trinidad y Tobago
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