Sevilla packing house to boost food security
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A state-of-the-art packing house that will accommodate the produce from more than 500 farmers will be instrumental in reducing T&T’s $4 billion food import bill and encourage food security, deputy chairman of the National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (Namdevco) Ryan Badal said yesterday.

Agriculture Plans for Tobago
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STAKEHOLDERS, inclusive of restaurant owners, supermarket owners, hoteliers and agro-processors, yesterday engaged in discussions geared at revising a draft Strategic Plan put forward by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Division of Agriculture, Marine Affairs, Marketing and the Environment.

More local food coming
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FOOD Production Minister Devant Maharaj disclosed that his ministry is in the final stage of negotiations with certain companies in this country that will result in a boost in domestic food production. Maharaj made this disclosure in a statement to the Senate yesterday.