Online Store proprietor Dr Joann Jolly-Smith and agriculturalist Ron Charles stress the imperative to increase financial investments in agro-processing & to embrace the overall value of product standardization
Dr. Joann Jolly-Smith, the proprietor of the online store Buy Dominica Online, speaking on Q95’s Roots Connection on Q program on Wednesday night laments if we don't set up suitable standards for our domestic goods, how will we be able to comply with FDA regulations? She underlines that in order for our local business owners to be better equipped for larger international markets, standards must be a crucial issue that has to be investigated and remedied in the near future.
Ron Charles, an agriculturalist, supports her assertion by adding that individuals should not undervalue standards, which must be maintained, if they look beyond their local market. He inquired as to what other programs and practices are in place in Dominica that contribute to product standardization outside of the bureau of standards.
Charles noted that if we are to potentially invest in our products, the goal is to keep our eyes on the vision and gather our thoughts and plans on how to take this initiative to the next level.
Ron Charles, an agriculturalist.
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