“Production and Export a must”
“Production and export a must”, was the Dominica Agricultural Producers and Exporters LTD (DAPEX) theme for their 9th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held today, July 28th, 2011.
Mr Errol Emmanuel, General Manager, DAPEX stated that the company focuses on diversifying crops and broadening the range of items that they send out to the public.
Mr. Emmanuel reminded the share holders and customers that they will continue to do whatever it takes to make DAPEX a relevant company in the agricultural landscape.
Chairman of DAPEX, Mr. Luke Prevost outlined the theme of the 9th Annual General Meeting.
He stated that although DAPEX faces challenges, they remain committed to the theme.
Honorable Julius Timothy, Minister of Health, Urban and Rural Affairs represented Honorable Matthew Walter, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry at the AGM.
In his address, Mr. Timothy emphasized that DAPEX has shown great resilience when adversity strikes the agricultural sector.
Awards were presented to members of DAPEX in the areas of crop and livestock production.
Hon. Edison James received the award for the top male banana producer, while Mrs. Clementine Robin Prevost for the top female producer.
Mr. Fagan Bannis received the award for the top plantain producer and Mr. Paul Jno. Hope for the top dasheen producer.
Jonas Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Williams and Chad prince also received awards for livestock production.
An exhibition of the farmers’ produce was held after the AGM.
Written by Gail Sharplis