CARDI and Caribbean Chemicals & Agencies Limited (CCAL) signed an agreement on October 15, 2010 which will allow CCAL to distribute hot pepper seeds developed by CARDI globally. Initially CCAL will focus on distributing CARDI hot pepper seeds – Moruga Red, West Indies Red and CARDI Green – for which there is an increasing demand.
It is anticipated that this agreement will permit each partner to focus on the area in which they have a competitive advantage – CARDI on seed development and CCAL on distribution – and as such result in a win-win outcome for both partners.
The signing ceremony held at the Frederick Hardy Building, University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus to cement the agreement between both parties, included a feature address delivered by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs Edwina Leacock on behalf of the Hon. Minister Vasant Bharath. Dr H Arlington D Chesney, Executive Director of CARDI and Mr Joe Pires, Managing Director of CCAL also addressed the meeting.
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