Agro-Processors Called to be Creative During COVID19 Crisis

first_img Share Agro-processors are called to use this time to be creative and prepare for the evidently increasing demand for minimally-processed and healthy foods.John Robin of Benjo’s Seamoss and Agro-Processors Company Ltd believes that the value of agro-processing is quite clear at this time when parts of the world are faced with food uncertainties due to border closures, trade restrictions and a largely decommissioned workforce.He says this is an opportunity – albeit trying and scary.“They need to try at this moment to be very creative and innovative,” Robin said recommending that agro-processors explore new and emerging opportunities. “Seek to look at other possibilities…develop new products,” he said.He listed ginger, moringa and herbal teas as being in high demand.“They need to network with businesses in their same field so that if this person gets a market and cannot supply, you can share that market.”“This presents opportunities for research and development and create new foods to eat. While this may seem very hard on us, it presents opportunities, ” Robin said of the global lockdown to manage the spread of the coronavirus.As an example, he said “Government can engage most of the agro-processors to produce food to feed the nation instead of importing from overseas.”Robin says the available resources can be used to buy packaging material and raw materials and “retool our capacity so that we can produce more food and supply our people.”He invites agro-processors and manufacturers to contact the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce and the Dominica Manufacturers Association to discuss their products, capabilities and production capacity. Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img BusinessCoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews Agro-Processors Called to be Creative During COVID19 Crisis by: – April 4, 2020 Share 114 Views   no discussionslast_img

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