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American Institute for Co-oper-
ation on Agriculture (IICA) and
the European Union (EU) have
signed an agreement supporting
development and modernisation
of sanitary and phytosanitary
measures applied in the
Caribbean, with a view to
improving access to the Euro-
pean markets for agricultural
products from this region.
The agreement was signed in
Georgetown, by the director-gen-
eral of IICA, Victor M Villalobos,
and the ambassador and head of
delegation of the European Union,
Robert Kopecky, within the frame-
work of the XII Caribbean Week
Based on this agreement, a pro-
gramme of sanitary and phytosan-
itary measures that will have a life
span of 42 months and a budget
of US$5.8 million will be imple-
mented. The beneficiary countries
are the members of Cariforum---
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas,
Barbados, Belize, Dominica, the
Dominican Republic, Grenada,
Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts
and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent
and the Grenadines, Suriname,
and Trinidad and Tobago.
Villalobos said: "We in IICA are
thrilled, not only to be part of this
action, but also to have been cho-
sen by the EU to execute it. We
offer our technical capacity, our
networks of specialists and our
presence on the ground in all the
countries of the Caribbean".
IICA, EU embark on million $ programme
to improve agriculture health, safety Speaking on behalf of the EU,
Kopecky pointed out: "Markets are
constantly opening up, and we in the
European Union are very keen on part-
nering with the countries of the
Caribbean. Therefore, strengthening
the agricultural health of the goods we
trade will benefit everyone concerned;
and IICA understands this perfectly."
With the implementation of the pro-
gramme, Caribbean production and
trade will be in line with international
protocols and standards in agricultural
health and environmental protection.
IICA and the EU will carry out
actions aimed at strengthening the
legal framework in which sanitary and
phytosanitary measures are applied in
the Caribbean, at both the national
and regional levels.
Standards and guidelines with
respect to food safety will be also
There is also a plan to create a net-
work of national and regional institu-
tions that deal with these topics and
to develop initiatives for exchange of
information and co-operation in mat-
ters relating to animal and plant health,
in which the authorities, technical
committees and international agencies
The programme also intends to
strengthen the human resource capa-
bilities, as well as improve the infra-
structure of agricultural health systems
increase the application of good agri-
cultural and manufacturing practices,
enhance the use of laboratories, carry
out risk analyses, and detect possible
disease outbreaks in a timely manner.
The agreement is part of a joint
strategy to support development of
agriculture in the Caribbean and ben-
efit small farmers in particular. The
strategy includes another four-year
project called the Agriculture Policy
Programme designed to strengthen the
legal and institutional framework of
agricultural research, technology and
innovation, as well as access to mar-
The budget for the two programmes
amounts to some US$27 million.
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