Friday, April 27, 2012
CAN BELIZE GOVERNMENT FORM A MARKETING BOARD FOR ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR EXPORT
CAN THE BELIZE TOURIST BOARD, THE BELTRAIDE THINGY DEPARTMENT AND THE MARKETING BOARD ACT AS MIDDLE MEN AND MARKETING GURUS IN THIS NEW AGE OF INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE, TO BUY THE PRODUCTS OF LOCAL ARTISANS, SMALL MANUFACTURERS AND OTHER FOLK ART AND EXPORT SAME? What would it take in government assistance, to make a MARKET for guaranteed prices for local artisans folk art, for EXPORT, similar to what the MARKETING BOARD does for crops and vegetables? Local crafts, from small individuals and families cannot afford the high cost of taking their products around the country to people catering to local tourism and visitors. Nor do shops want the products, except on consignment and the costs of food, lodging and transportation to get your money, if you can, for sold products doesn´t work. Has NEVER WORKED, because I´ve been trying it for 55 years. So, is there an economic answer of government organization and bureaucratic marketing computer skills to solve this local problem of marketing arts and crafts from artisans?
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