Guyana: President Dr. Irfaan Ali outlined various initiatives in the agriculture sector to ensure its resilience and sustainability on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. President stated that the Government of Guyana is making a massive investment for the viability of the agriculture sector.
President Irfaan Ali asserted that his Government is initiating a wide range of transformative initiatives in the agriculture sector to ensure its resilience and sustainability.
He pointed out that Guyana’s agriculture is not just critical to the country’s future but to the region and to the international community.
“I’m here on a quite simple mission, and that mission has to do with a vision of making Guyana not only the food basket of the region but, more importantly, building a framework that will ensure that we produce the greatest levels of productivity, we use the best available technology, we bring international partners to the development of our agriculture and food system in this country,” underscored President Ali.
The President highlighted the importance of producing locally while speaking at the Government’s latest initiative, the Black Belly Sheep Project, which was launched on Sunday at the Mahaica-Mahaicony-AbaryAgricultural Development Authority (MMA-ADA) in Onverwagt, West Coast Berbice.
He further stated that the initiative is mainly focused on ensuring that Guyana becomes self-sufficient and agriculturally versatile in its event.
President Ali noted that the residents of the Pakuri Village would also be benefited from various projects of the government, which will see an initiative to collaborate between the private sector, the Government, and the indigenous community. It will ensure that the eggs are also produced for local consumption and then eventually for export markets in the particular region.
Additionally, the Head of State further pointed to the swamp shrimp project for the diaspora market, which is being executed on the Corentyne coast in the East Berbice region.
He said that since the inception of this project, production has doubled in less than a year. The existing market, he added, is creating incentives for supporting farmers.