Agriculture will remain a pillar of Guyana’s economy -Minister Ramsammy tells Economic Services Committee

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy and heads of agencies that fall under the purview of his Ministry today appeared before the Economic Services Committee, to update its members on developments within and plans for the sector.

Agriculture Minister dismisses allegations parts for Surendra pumps were bought locally

Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy has dismissed allegations that his Ministry has purchased parts locally for the pumps supplied by Surendra Engineering Company out of India.

President upbeat about Guysuco’s turn around – tells workers all must be champions to better industry

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) today hosted its Honours Roll ceremony to recognise the exemplary performance of 26 workers from the various estates across the country; bestowing them with the title “Champion Workers of the Year”.

Gov’t committed to exploring avenues to protect rice industry – President Ramotar tells Essequibo farmers

President Donald Ramotar accompanied by Agriculture Ministers, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy and Ally Baksh and officials from the Rice Producers’ Association (RPA) today met with rice farmers at Golden Fleece and Hampton Court on the Essequibo Coast.

Seven-year vision for agriculture sector unveiled

Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy and various Heads of Department and agencies within the Ministry launched a strategy to significantly expand the horizon of agriculture to take an approach that includes not only increased food production and food security, but encompasses all the various aspects of agriculture.

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Better drainage for Patentia and surrounding areas – as $265M pump station commissioned

As climate change effects continue to be manifested, the Government persists in investing in drainage and irrigation structures across the country, to protect people’s livelihoods and ensure they not suffer adversely from flooding.

Today, another manifestation of this effort was seen with the commissioning of a $265M pump station at Patentia, West Bank Demerara which will see improved drainage in not only that area, but also the Canals Polder.

Diary sector to see improvements – Agri Minister sets goals for 2020

Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy today set two goals for dairy producers in Guyana to achieve by 2020; to reduce the import of milk by 25% and reduce the import of dairy products by 10%.

NAREI embarks on two day pest and disease surveillance workshop targeting extension officers -specific emphasis being placed on Carambola Fruit Fly

Ensuring that extension officers are better equipped with the expertise to identify, control and prevent pest and diseases affecting farmers countrywide has been a mandate the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute has been vigorously pursuing over the years and has aided in farmers livelihood being protected.

Response to KN Article “Surendra pumps lying idle while rain pounds coastland” (Sunday, June 8, 2014)

The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) wishes to clarify a stabroek news article dated 27th May 2014 captioned “Hope Canal sluice gates contract yanked from Courtney Benn” and wish to offer the following comments: