The Trinidad and Tobago Agri-business Association (TTABA) is a “For Development Company” established in May 2006 by private sector agri-business stakeholders with government’s support to accelerate national economic and social development through the sustainable expansion of the Agri-business sector.
As a “for development not for profit company” TTABA is not owned by private shareholders but by its current 33 member associations drawn from every level of the agri-business sector and cannot disburse dividends/profits to individual members but must reinvest its profits to further its objective of actively leading the development and expansion of the agri-business sector in Trinidad and Tobago.
Our membership and 13-member Board of Directors are comprised of representatives from the farmers associations, commodity associations, the Supermarket Association, The Hotel and Restaurant Association, the Agro-processors Association, the Agricultural Exporters Association, the Housewives/Consumers Association and the Input Suppliers Association.
Government representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Agricultural Development Bank and the Tobago House of Assembly also sit on the Board.
Our core business is the provision of technical services for the development of selected agricultural commodity/industry value-chains and the provision of high quality agro-processing services.
Our Grand Strategy is to develop agro-industry value-chains and provide agro-processing services to support 3 critical pillars of national development, namely:
- Health/nutrition security
- Bio-energy security and
- Environmental security.