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The Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association (G.C.N.A.) had its origin at a meeting convened on March 17, 1942. At that meeting of nutmeg growers the decisions taken include:
- The creation of a Spice Working Committee charged with the responsibilities of establishing a Co-operate Marketing Organization to remedy the then disorderly marketing of nutmegs and mace;
- To propose to the Government the enactment of legislation to impose a levy on every pound of nutmeg and mace exported in order to provide funds for operation of the proposed Association.
The promoters of the Association “wished’ that their Association should become the sole exporter of nutmegs and mace from Grenada in order to remedy the disorderly marketing. It was hoped that this would stabilize the market and produce better prices for farmers.
In pursuit of the above, after years of planning by the Spice working Committee, Government passed legislation No. 8 of 1946 in the form of the Nutmeg Industry Ordinance to provide for the formation of the Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association.
The Association commenced its operation on October 1, 1947.
A view of the GCNA before Hurricane Ivan 2004