Guyana is seeking to strengthen legislation that would see better practices in the agriculture sector, thus fulfilling its ambition of being the breadbasket of the Caribbean, and increasing its potential for export.
Service Provider Education Programme on chemicals management launched – late Navin Chandarpal remembered
Minister of Agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy today remembered the late Presidential Advisor and former Agriculture Minister, Navin Chandarpal during the launch of theService Provider Education Programme “Chemicals and Chemical Management” as he was one of the lead persons in the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was launched to preserve agricultural lands.
Agri. Minister calls on small swine farmers to take lead in advancing Value-Added Pork Products – During value-added workshop
A three day Value-Added pork products workshop yesterday kicked off with enhanced focused being placed on expanding the industry to better add value to locally produced pork through the production of hams and other pork products.
The local rice industry has created history as for the very first time, the export figure has reached the 400,000-tonne mark, Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy told reporters today.
As the Ministry of Agriculture continues to place focus on innovative ways to develop the agro-processing industry in Guyana, a fair was today held on Main Street, Georgetown allowing local producers to exhibit and market their products.
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.