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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.