Project Name: Safe Agriculture and Food Export Program (SAFE)
Years of Operation: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019
Countries: Dominican Republic
Sponsors: NCBA (CLUSA) is the recipient of this award from USDA. We are a sub-recipient of this agreement through a sub-award.
Partners: NCBA, JAD (from DR), CRI (Cooperative Resources International) & the government of the Dominican Republic.
Objectives: The objective of the project is to improve the beef and dairy value chains in Dominican Republic for domestic and international markets. It also has the goal of obtaining FSIS equivalence, so DR can export beef to the U.S.
What part do we lead: Texas A&M University will work on capacity building to promote an improve policy, regulatory framework, and as well train on beef and dairy quality and food safety standards for export to the U.S.