Thank you to everyone who attended our 4 sensitization sessions!


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CARIRI's CEO addressing the various SME's int he Food and Beverage Industry in attendance 

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Snapshot of the audience during the sensitization session 

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Mr. Arnold Babwah explaining the program to the SMEs

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Representative from the Intellectual Property Office speaking on how SME's can make their brand work for them  

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Mr. Ashley Mitchell addresses the common concerns SMEs face 

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Ahliya Gobin of CARIRI's Biotechnology Unit  

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CARIRI is offering small and medium sized Food & Beverage businesses an exciting opportunity to enhance their competitiveness in both local and export markets through the application of Food Technology principles and methodologies. The benefits to be gained from participating in this programme will be as follows :

  • Improved Product Quality
  • Efficient & Effective Production Processes
  • Product  & Process Innovations
  • Cost & Waste Reduction
  • Increased Competitive Advantage
  • Conformance to Market Regulatory Requirements
  • Increased Market Access

Types of Business Activities / Products Being Considered for the Programme:

  • Condiments
  • Confectionery
  • Processed Meat / Fish
  • Beverages
  • Processed Fruits & Vegetables
  • Food Catering
  • Bakery Products
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Dairy Products
  • Grains & Oil Seeds
  • Other  Similar Food Products

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Businesses wholly owned by Trinidad & Tobago nationals  and operating in Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Firms must be producing and selling their products on a regular basis.
  • Entrepreneurs must have a desire to implement best practices and enhance the competitiveness of their business.