CARIBBEAN WEEK OF AGRICULTURE (CWA)
Theme: Linking the Caribbean for Regional Food and Nutrition Security and Rural Development
Date: October 4-12, 2013
Venue: Guyana International Conference Centre
Objective and Vision
The objective of the CWA is best described by the IICA Director of Operations for the Caribbean Region and Adviser to the Director General on Caribbean Affairs who on February 3, 2003 wrote:-
“The CWA was conceptualised by IICA as a fac ...
Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy has established a team that will be tasked with studying the practices at rice mills throughout the country from in-take of paddy, through the grading exercise and calculations and handling. The team will also look into the payment practices of millers.
This initiative came into being after a meeting earlier today with farmers on the Essequibo Coast, who raised concerns with regards to the grading and calculation of paddy.
This team will be led by ...
Against the scenario of increasing rice production and supply, it is encouraging that the Government of Guyana has assured rice markets for its farmers and millers, as it has solidified strong international relations with countries which have paved the way for Guyana’s rice and paddy to secure preferential markets in these countries.
Such effort on the part of the Government has only resulted in continued confidence of the rice farmers to increasingly cultivate, and in a larger quantity. The pas ...
Guyana and its Spanish-speaking neighbour Venezuela today signed a Letter of Commitment for Guyana to supply 140,000 tonnes of paddy and 70,000 tonnes of white rice. Since the first agreement was sealed between then President Bharrat Jagdeo and Former Venezuelan President the late Hugo Chavez, several similar agreements have been signed benefitting local rice farmers.
This agreement was inked by Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy and Venezuelan Nutrition and Food Safety Minister Felix Osor ...
TENDER FOR FERTILIZER- SECOND CROP 2013.
(RFP FD 06- 2013)
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified Dealers, Suppliers and Agents to submit Proposals for the Supply of the following:
Fertiliser; UREA, 2,500MT; SOA, 7,800MT; MOP, 3,020MT; DAP, 835MT.
Closing date for Responses will be Thursday, 30TH May, 2013.
Instruction Package can be purchased and uplifted from the Secretary to the Materials Manager at the address below:
Materials Management Departmen ...
As Government continues to invest in improving the productivity of the livestock industry, the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), is seeking to use embryo transfer and Artificial Insemination (AI) to improve the local breed of cows.
During a recent visit to the GLDA farm, the Government Information Agency (GINA) witnessed firsthand the success the agency has had with the embryo transplant technique.
In the presence of Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy and GLDA’s Dr. Robin A ...
With the set goal of improving food security, the Ministers of Agriculture have been meeting with the different categories of farmers, advocating increased agriculture production, diversity and sustainable agriculture growth and development.
This was the underlining theme of the message that Minister in the Ministry Alli Baksh delivered today, during a forum with cash crop farmers in Crabwood Creek, Region Six.
Minister Baksh in the company of PPP/C Member of Parliament (MP) Faizal Jaffarally h ...
Hon. Alli Baksh, Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture said that in light of the May-June rainfall being experienced in some parts of the country, the Ministry of Ariculture’s National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) has taken a number of measures aimed at mitigating those conditions. This is part of NDIA’s preparedness plan.
In Region 2, a number of outfall channels are being desilted to allow for optimum drainage. Works had commenced in Devonshire Castle, Three Friends, Anna Regina, Lima, Hampton Court and Plantation Andrews.
The CAT 320 CL and Doosan 225 Dx Excavators are scheduled to commence excavation works of supply, drainage and main canals in the following villages: JC3, Cullen, Annandale, Johanna Cecilia, Onderneeming, Riverstown, Vilvoorden, Hibernia, Dryshore, Sommerset and Redlock.
The NDIA will continue to monitor the situation carefully and to make necessary intervention to bring relief to farmers and residents in affected areas.
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