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Agriculture and Marketing Minister Guy Brown will lead a seven
day agriculture and food trade mission to the Caribbean.
Representatives from nine Nova Scotian agri-food companies and
the federal and provincial governments will leave Saturday for
Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.

The mission will focus on developing trade agreements between
Nova Scotian and Caribbean food importers and exporters. As well,
efforts will be made to generate joint venture opportunities for
Nova Scotian food processors.

The potential for partnership opportunities in research,
education and development between the University of the West
Indies in Trinidad and the International Centre of the Nova
Scotia Agricultural College will also be explored.

"My goal in leading this mission is to establish new
partnerships, trade linkages and joint ventures between Nova
Scotia and the Caribbean." said Mr. Brown. "I believe that this
will bring benefits to all participants."

The trade mission follows up on initial business contacts that
were made during a Caribbean venture by a Nova Scotia delegation
last April. Participants expect to secure contracts from the
opportunities identified at that time. They also plan to continue
their search for new business opportunities as well.

Nova Scotia currently exports over $76 million in agri-food
products to more than 60 countries around the world and has well
established trade links with the Caribbean on which to build.

While in the Caribbean, Mr. Brown will be meeting with local
ministers of agriculture and their staff to further encourage
this initiative.


Contact: Linda MacDonald  902-893-6380

NOTE TO EDITORS: A list of delegation members is available by
calling 1-800-670-4357 or 1-902-424-4492.

trp                      Nov. 08, 1996 - 11:35 a.m.