A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Cuba and the Ministry of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security of the Commonwealth of Dominica was signed this morning, August 5 2022, by the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, Ulises I. Arranz Fernández and the Minister of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Honourable Fidel Grant. The document was signed at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and Diaspora Relations of the Commonwealth of Dominica. During the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding, Ricky Brumant, Director of Agriculture of Dominica, the Ambassador of Cuba and the Minister of Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security spoke.
The Director of Agriculture, referring to Cuba, said that, like an older brother, Cuba has supported Dominica in all spheres of life, particularly in health, education and agriculture. He said that agricultural activity is currently crucial and that it is expected that by 2030, it will increase its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product to 700 million dollars; and the collaboration of Cuba would contribute to that purpose.