Suriname IDB Agriculture Competitiveness Programme
The Agriculture Competitiveness Programme aims to improve animal health, plant health, food safety, agricultural research and technology transfer services. The programme is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (LVV).
The main objective of this programme is to address critical activities to strengthen the capacity of the LVV in agricultural innovation and animal and plant health services. The EU supports the government of Suriname in one of the activities of the programme, that is to complete the physical infrastructure of the Cluster Laboratory of the LVV. The Cluster Laboratory will provide their research and technology transfer functions in support of other sub-components of the programme and to the LVV as a whole.
- Increased agricultural revenues and productivity.
- Increased agricultural exports.
- Pest and disease surveillance.
- Development of food security standards.