SRC and BCCI launch Agrilab Project!

On September 18, 2021 the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services (SRC) in collaboration with the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on Food Security in CARICOM. At the end of this session the two entities announced that their partnership would continue in the form of an upcoming Agri-Trade Lab.

The SRC and BCCI are proud to announce that on December 10, 2021 the SRC-BCCI Agri-Trade Lab pilot project will be officially launched. The Agri-Trade Lab will connect local farmers and agro-processors with researchers at the SRC capable of leveraging their technical expertise to solve various agri-trade related challenges faced by the project’s participants.

Some of the agri-trade challenges this lab is positioned to address include, but are not limited to, market intelligence & analysis; market access & market penetration matters; sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures; technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) measures; trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights; and more!

Local farmers and agro-processors who are involved in agri-trade, or who are interested in pursuing trade opportunities can apply to be part of this free pilot project by completing the required application form which is available on the SRC website: or by clicking here. Application forms should be submitted electronically by emailing Mrs. Chelcee Brathwaite (SRC Trade Researcher) at and Ms. Shanice Haynes (BCCI Research Officer) at no later than January 31, 2022.