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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.

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

MEDIA RELEASE – NDIA refutes claim by KN September 30, 2014

We refer to a photograph in your newspaper of September 30, 2014, which is captioned “$50M later” and we outline below the facts of the project (edifying your journalists is now becoming onerous). The comment under the caption reads: “More than three years after this National Drainage and Irrigation (NDIA) contract was awarded, this new Diamond/Grove (proper names begin with the upper case, so it is New Diamond), EBD, sluice is not yet in operation”.

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The Ministry of Agriculture refutes claims made by Turhen Doerga of Ruimzeight Rice Processors Inc. who during a Press Conference earlier today made allegations against the Ministry of Agriculture and officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB).

Renewed focus on consumption of local produce-as Agriculture Month 2014 is launched

Even as efforts to continue to diversify and expand Guyana’s economic base; venture out into non-traditional areas such as tourism and information communication technology, agriculture has maintained its place as number in the national economy; contributing more than 20 percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Technical personnel from Panama expected to examine rice factories – prior to shipping rice

The inking of a deal earlier this year that will see Guyana supplying 5,000 tonnes of rice to Panama on a monthly basis is expected to begin at the end of September. Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy on Monday reported that two of the technical persons from Panama are travelling to Guyana to examine the rice factories.

D&I to be significantly boosted in several regions – as contracts valued $697M signed for sluices and pump stations

Yearly the Government of Guyana has proven that better drainage and irrigation countrywide is high on its agenda and as such has been making allocations in the annual budget to enhance these aspects in light of climate change and Guyana being a food producing nation.