The Minister of Agriculture, Limber Cruz, and the executive director of the Dominican Accreditation Body (ODAC), Ángel David Taveras Difo, signed a collaboration agreement that establishes a strategic alliance between both institutions, with the purpose of developing projects for the benefit of the national agricultural sector with a view to exports.
The agreement establishes that the Ministry of Agriculture will develop an accreditation scheme to strengthen the technical competence of the control bodies that evaluate the conformity of its regulations.
Angel David Taveras Difó valued the signing of the agreement, understanding that it will be a great contribution to the strengthening of the quality infrastructure and the development of the agricultural sector to contribute to foreign trade.
“We believe that when the management system and the technical competence of the personnel are strengthened, it translates into the provision of quality services that place us at the highest national and international standards,” said the official.
Through this agreement, the ODAC will facilitate Agriculture’s participation in evaluations where it is required as a regulator, in compliance with the requirements of international standards and criteria.
They also undertake to develop training programs to facilitate the training of the technical or managerial staff of the institutions, ensuring compliance with the impartiality requirements that ODAC is obliged to comply with, in accordance with international standards and criteria.
The agreement was signed during the XIV Assembly of the Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture, with the participation of producers, exporters and national and international technicians.