The Banana Industry Trust (BIT), in collaboration with the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), was awarded a Grant Contract from the Government of Saint Lucia. IICA is a specialized agency in support of agriculture development and the rural environment with its main purpose that of encouraging and supporting the efforts of its Member States through the provision of innovative technical cooperation. This is done with the intention of achieving sustainable development in aid of the people. The bid was for the provision of funds allotted by the European Union (EU) in the amount of €2.7 million for the purpose of implementing the programme of action Banana Commercialization and Agricultural Diversification Programme under the Special Framework of Assistance (SFA) 2005. IICA’s responsibility on the project was the technical implementation of the projects, by streamlining and overseeing the production process. The financial integrity of the project was the focus of the Banana Industry Trust. An array of local expertise was used so that the expertise brought in from outside the island was minimal.