More details on Letter of Intent signing between Dominica and Cuba

In August of 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Dominica entered a memorandum understanding to establish a general framework of operation with Cuba based on the principles of mutuality, friendship, collaboration, and shared interest in the development of our respective island states.

Minister for Agriculture Hon. Roland Royer stated the latest signing between the two countries will represent the framework for 10 collaborative actions to create a mechanism to facilitate implementation.

He stated that the ministry initiated cooperation activities by hosting a technical delegation headed by the deputy minister of agriculture of Cuba along with three technical specialists from April 26 to May 5, 2023. This delegation has spent the past few days evaluating the state of agriculture in Dominica and identified key areas of technical operation consistent with the commitment made in the MOU and Dominica’s national program to pursue the target set for the agricultural sector.

These 10 key actions identified will consider other areas of cooperation of mutual interest that may emerge and be added within the period of implementation.

A few of these actions are as follows:

Technical cooperation, which will encourage bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture, fisheries, and research through exchange of biological and genetic material, modern and appropriate technologies, organizational workshops training, and capacity building.

Agricultural health, which will exchange information technologies, methodologies, and expertise on biological control for integrated pest and disease management operation in the field of livestock fish, soil, and plant health as well as production and use of bioproducts.

Crop production, which will increase capacity to produce tree crops roots, field crops, and vegetables, and joint research and development projects on production system management of inventory, alternative inputs, animal feeds, and plant nutrition, taking advantage of the institutional capacities of both countries.

“Sustainable agriculture and resilience will exchange best practices in production and early warning systems and experiences on climate change mitigation,” he added.

“Agriculture engineering and infrastructure will undertake soil and water management, integrated production system, and the application of irrigation technologies and appropriate tools and equipment.”

Short-term and long-term agricultural and educational training will also be undertaken with special experts, producers, and students, as well as investment to explore opportunities for private-public sector investment in agriculture, fisheries, and agro-processing and leveraging external resources for exchanging technical cooperation.

“Today we want to thank the Cuban delegation for the work they have been doing on the island thus far….we look forward to the immediate implementation of these actions and of fruitful collaboration with our friends in Cuba”

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  1. Shaka Zulu
    May 5, 2023

    What I would like to hear are as follows: what is the Agricultural output in Cuba?
    What is the Agricultural processing in Cuba?
    What is Agri production contribution to the overall GDP in Cuba?
    How does that translate to sustainable jobs, household income and financial independence for citizens. Market share of produced goods and future forecaste. Then we want to kow how that can translate to Dominica and how we can collaborate to penetrate more of the market through this partnership. Then how are we going to improve our raw material and processing output to achieve economic independence and food security. All this drama on mutually and friendship bla bla bla is Straight from the Chinese diplomatic book. It’s lime the stories we wrote in elementary school that all started Once upon a time………

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    • Country
      May 6, 2023

      @Zulu..Say what you want and as right as you may be you can’t change a thing. No one can. IRUNTHINGS will continue down his path unabated. Welcome to Dominica, Zulu.

    • Ibo France
      May 6, 2023

      DNO should be surgically dissecting this article as you have done. The story plastered on this news site is just shallow. DNO is not known for depth just copy and paste what is put in the public sphere by agents and operatives of the scandal plagued regime, led by the most notorious Liar in the Caribbean.

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