by Anicia Antoine, Ministry of Agriculture
The Love Saint Lucia Premium Corner is the latest initiative under the Buy Local Campaign that forms part of the “Enhancement of the efficiency of production –distribution supply chains in the fruits and vegetables sector” project, also known as the seven crops project.
The premium corner will be available at the Massy Stores Supermarket across Saint Lucia and will primarily promote the buying of the selected locally produced fruits and vegetables of the seven crops project which includes, cantaloupes, lettuce, tomatoes, pineapples, watermelons, cabbages, and bell peppers.
Perishables Manager at Massy Stores, Dunstan Demille, said Massy Stores remains fully committed to working with the agriculture sector, and that the Love Saint Lucia Campaign is a step in the right direction toward encouraging local production and consumption.
Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Fisheries, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, Barrymore Felicien said the public-private partnership will be of great benefit to local farmers and consumers alike.
Ambassador of the Republic of China Taiwan to Saint Lucia, H.E. Peter Shen expressed gratitude to all the stakeholders involved in ensuring the success of yet another milestone of the seven crops project.
He said promoting food security and mitigating the impact of climate change is a meaningful initiative, and one that he sincerely believes in.
The project for the enhancement of the efficiency of production/distribution supply chains in the fruits and vegetables sector, also known as the Seven Crops Project, commenced in 2019 and will culminate in this year.