The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transformation, Industry and Labour, is implementing the OECS Regional Agricultural Competitiveness Project (AGRICOM), which has launched the first call for Business Idea Profiles (BIP), proposals on Friday 28th June, 2019. The call is open to farmers, fishers, aggregators and agro-processors, until Friday 30th August 2019.
AGRICOM is therefore inviting eligible fishers/farmers, as product supplying partners, in collaboration with aggregators/agro-processors which can be producer organizations or private micro/small/medium size enterprises, as buying counterparts, to submit Business Idea Profiles to the Project Implementation Unit, in the Ministry of Agriculture.
This call is open for Business Idea Profiles for agriculture, livestock (poultry, small ruminants and cattle), fisheries and agro-products.
The project was launched in early 2018, by the Ministry of Agriculture. It is being financed through a loan of USD$4.3 million from the World Bank. The project objective is to enhance access to markets and sales for selected Farmers and Fishers as well as Aggregators and Agro-processors.
Interested farmers/fishers and aggregators/agro-processors can obtain the Business Idea Profile Template and the User’s Guide, for the preparation of the Business Idea Profiles from the Ministry of Agriculture or at www.gov.vc