The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will formalise the export of livestock to Grenada as a request has been made for the purchase of 200 heads of cattle, the fourth such purchase since the trade began in 2012.
“It is a trade that started in 2012; we conducted this trade in cattle and other livestock in 2013, and we are seeing that it is continuing in 2014. It is the intention of the Ministry of Agriculture to formalise this trade through an MOU with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Government of Grenada,” Minister of Agriculture Saboto Caesar told a press conference on Wednesday.
He said the memorandum of understanding (MOU) is being drafted and will have to be taken to Cabinet.
“And, of course, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is going to play a key role in terms of the execution of this MOU. But it is not only going to include the export of cattle and other livestock to Grenada but the technical assistance from Grenada in spices, particularly in nutmeg and cocoa and we can expect to see the signing of this MOU in the near future. We are in the final stages of the completion of this document,” Caesar said.