Agriculture Ministry launches local recipe book – in an effort to promote ‘eat what we produce’

As part of its “Eat what we produce” drive, the Ministry of Agriculture today launched a Guyana Recipe Book which features recipes using local ingredients, and also includes nutritional benefits of some local foods.

Participants of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Annual Research Conference at the Guyana International Conference Centre

Minister Ramsammy calls on developed countries to invest more in Agriculture Research

Sustainable agriculture research is critical to the development of the agriculture sector, and today Minister of Agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy called on the developed and developing countries to invest more in this regard.

Essequibo miller to convert paddy husk into energy – factory underway

A rice miller in Region Two has procured equipment at a cost of US$100,000 to convert paddy husk into energy to reduce wastage of rice by-products. This is in keeping with the Government’s aim to add value to Guyana’s produce as part of its development strategy.

A model of family farming in the community being displayed at NAREI Open Day

Family farming enhances culture, skills and traditions of local communities- CEO, NAREI

Enhancing agriculture through family farming and the use of sustainable technology was stressed by Dr. Udho Homenauth, Head of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI).

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World Food Day 2014 emphasises focus on local produce

Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy today charged that on World Food Day Guyana should take the ‘Eat what we grow’ campaign to a new level, and urged that Guyanese show that Brand Guyana is cherished and valued.

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31 more persons trained as pesticide control operators

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Pesticides and Toxic Chemical Control Board (PTCCB) today graduated its third batch of 31 pesticide control operators who completed the basic proficiency training that will allow them to effectively apply pesticides in homes, schools, restaurants and elsewhere.

Eat what we produce health walk- calls for more local as a substitute for import

The Ministry of Agriculture on Sunday staged an “Eat what we Produce” Health Walk through a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce.

The initiative which is now an annual feature in the Ministry’s calendar of activities for Agriculture Month aims to have Guyanese consumes more locally grown produce.

Minister warns that antibiotics in animal feed affect humans

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PARAMARIBO, Suriname – Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy says he opposes the widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture, saying this has serious implications for human health.

NDIA working assiduously to rectify koker breach

Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture Hon. Alli Baksh this morning visited the community of Peter’s Hall in wake of the recent koker breach which saw the community being inundated by water from the sea.

Promotion of Youths in Agriculture- the focus of Guyana School of Agriculture -during launch of Agri Month 2014 activities

The Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) today hosted the first Agriculture Month 2014 activity focusing on the “Promotion of Youths in Agriculture” with the aim of not only creating job opportunities for young people but to further expand the industry.

Agriculture Month 2014 Programme of Activities

Agriculture Month 2014 Programme of Activities