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Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:00

The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS) in the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) through the Regional Coconut Development Project are holding public stakeholder sensitization sessions  in Coconut Standards: Specification and Code of Hygienic Practice for Pre-Packaged Coconut Water and Specification for Coconut Oil.

The informative sessions allow for stakeholders to be aware of the requirements of the CARICOM Regional Coconut Standards. With the advent of the growing coconut industry in Belize, it is hoped that stakeholder interest may lead to the eventual establishment and implementation of National Coconut Standards. The sessions will ultimately strengthen knowledge and disseminate information on the standard development process and the important role that stakeholders play in the development of standards. Furthermore, the sessions will increase awareness among key stakeholders of the technical requirements for coconuts.

Stakeholder sensitization sessions were held On September 26, 2017 at the Parish Hall in Dangriga Town; on September 28, 2017 at Aquaculture Conference Room, Baking Pot Road in Central Farm, Cayo District; and  will be held on October 11, 2017 at La Inmaculada Credit Union Ltd in Orange Walk Town commencing at 8:30 am.