OECS Agro Processors Successful at International Trade Show

A contingent of agro-producers from the OECS recently explored new opportunities for collaboration and innovation at the 7th Agroalimentaria Trade Show held from May 9 -11 2019 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  

Under the guidance of the OECS Competitive Business Unit (CBU), four regional manufacturing companies were exposed to the international trade fair and secured on the spot orders and offers of trial shipments, including the European Market.

The four OECS companies participating in the trade show were: 

  1. Demerara Distillers (St. Kitts) Ltd – St. Kitts and Nevis;
  2. Benjo Seamoss & Agro processing – the Commonwealth of Dominica;
  3. Layou Farms – the Commonwealth of Dominica; and
  4. NATMED Ltd – Saint Lucia.

The companies displayed a range of products from sea moss beverages, herbal teas, cosmetics and rum. Products were exhibited by thematic areas:

  • Organic and Fair Trade
  • Gourmet
  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology and Services
  • Agribusiness Suppliers

The highlight of the show was the Cocina Dominicana.  Three OECS products were used as the main ingredients to prepare cocktails and rice. Benjo’s Seamoss beverages and Demerara Rum were used to create a cocktail, and Layou Farms Moringa powder was used to create a seasoned rice.