Suriname - Barbados Trade: Import and Export

Minister Sewdien says there is 1 million hectare available for use

There is a great friendship between Suriname and Barbados.

The distance between the 2 countries is only about 1000 km (2 or 3 days of sea transport).

Currently in 2022, there is hardly any trade concerning fruits and vegetables, oils, herbs and spices.

Years ago the Brokopondo Agreement was created to intensify collaboration and trade between Suriname and Barbados.

Barbados currently is an importing country, mainly from the United States.

Suriname has many opportunities for more export to Barbados.

Together with the help of Suriname, Barbados can become an exporting country.

This page provides information for Surinamese and Barbadosian entrepreneurs to export and collaborate more with each other.

Export Opportunities from Suriname to Barbados
Export Opportunities from Barbados to Suriname
Collaborative Export Opportunities to the World
Joint Commission
Brokopondo Agreement
Running Projects
Ministry of Agriculture (LVV) in Suriname
Ministry of Agriculture in Barbados
Links

Export Opportunities from Suriname to Barbados

Barbados has a population of 300.000 people and yearly about 150.000 - 200.000 tourists.

The following opportunities are to produce fruits and vegetables and more in Suriname and to export to Barbados:

  • Tomato, Juice, Tomato paste
  • Peppers, Sambal, Chutney
  • Banana
  • Plantain
  • Mango, Juice
  • Cassave
  • Rice, Rice crackers
  • Orchids

The following organizations are already exporting to Barbados:

  • Food and Agricultural Industries (FAI), Nitesh Ramlakhan (director), FAI is a state owned company.

The following organizations have interest to export to Barbados:

  • Sahara Rice NV (Wierin Bishesar) Longgrain Rice (Sranan Alesi) and Rice Crackers - www.sahara-nv.sr

Export Opportunities from Barbados to Suriname

Suriname has a population of 600.000 people and yearly about 200.000 - 250.000 tourists.

The following opportunities are to produce fruits and vegetables and more in Barbados and to export to Suriname:

  • Aquaponics

The following organizations are already exporting:

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The following organizations have interest to export:

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Collaborative Export Opportunities to the World

The following opportunities are there to collaborate in the production and to export to the US, Europe and the Middle East:

  • Black Belly Sheep

Joint Commission

In 2009 Suriname and Barbados set up a Joint Commission.

Read more

Brokopondo Agreement

In 2019 Suriname and Barbados pledged to do more and better business with each other.

They signed a treaty for this called The Brokopondo Agreement.

One of the ideas of this agreement was to provide land to Barbadian farmers in Suriname for black belly sheep.

Because of all kinds of difficulties to implement the intentions and ideas of the agreement, not much has been done up until known (2022).

Minister Sewdien of Suriname is determined to do much more.

Two things will be focused on:

  • to encourage and guide farmers in producing more fruits and vegetables.
  • to be more visible as Suriname with a trade center in Barbados.

For this at LVV a Brokopondo Export Plan has been created, ready to be executed.

If this plan is carried out correctly, it could lead to 1000 extra jobs in the agriculture sector in Suriname.

Running Projects

Knowledge and key organizations are currently missing to facilitate seamless trade between Suriname and Barbados

Project: Mutual Trade Centers

In Barbados and Suriname a trade center should be set up and monthly a trade mission and conferences should and can be organized.

Project: Training and guidance for increasing production

The Surinamese outgrowers and entrepreneurs should be trained and guided more and better in increasing their production of fruits and vegetables.

One option considered is to use the government plantation Alliance to support outgrowers and entrepreneurs with facilities and plant materials.

Project: Phytosanitary Lab and Certifications

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Ministry of Agriculture (LVV) in Suriname

Minister: Parmanand Sewdien

Website: lvv.gov.sr

Chief Agricultural Officer: ?

Director Agriculture East: Ashwien Gangadien

Special convoy: ?

Ambassador: ?

Ministry of Agriculture in Barbados

Minister: Indar Weir

Website: https://agriculture.gov.bb

Chief Agricultural Officer: Keeley Holder

Special convoy: Alphea Wiggens

Ambassador: ?

Important Organizations

Here follow a number of organizations that play a role in guiding outgrowers, entrepreneurs and trade:

  • Fondation Un gudu gron nyang - Daveni Adjako (director)