The GSA 50th graduation procession

Agriculture sector boosted -120 graduate from GSA

The Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) has graduated another batch of students, this time 120 persons, including 55 females with diplomas and or certificates.

The students, who completed courses at the institution’s Mon Repos and Essequibo campuses graduated in agriculture, animal health, and forestry and for the first time, agro-processing.

New agriculture strategy a roadmap for sector’s transformation – stakeholders told at awareness workshop

The Minister of Agriculture today conducted a public awareness workshop to increase knowledge of the Ministry’s recently released National Strategy for Agriculture in Guyana 2013-2020. Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy and Minister in the Ministry Alli Baksh were both present at the exercise which was conducted at the Regency Hotel in Hadfield Street.

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%.