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An official visit was made to Region 1 by Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Noel Holder where courtesy calls were made on Regional Chairman Mr. Brentnol Ashley and Regional Executive Officer, Mr. Leslie Wilburg.  Discussions were held on taking agriculture forward in the region and both regional executives pledged their full support for the future development plans by the Ministry of Agriculture for the region.

Hon. Noel Holder, Minister of Agriculture flanked by

Hon. Noel Holder, Minister of Agriculture flanked by (from left to right)  Mr. Nigel Cumberbatch, GLDA CEO, Mr. George Jervis, Regional Executive Officer, Mr. Leslie Wilburg, Dr. Oudho  Homenauth, Regional Chairman Mr. Brentnol Ashley, Mr John Piggot, Chairman of NDIA Board, Mr. Denzil Roberts and  and NAREI’s Regional Crop Extension Officer.

 

Minister Holder also made visits to the Wauna oil palm plant, the White Water Creek village where he met with Toshao Cleveland De Souza, the Government Research Station at Hosororo and Morawhanna.

Hon. Noel Holder, Minister of Agriculture, meeting with Mr. Cleveland De Souza, Toshao of White Water Creek village.

Hon. Noel Holder, Minister of  Agriculture, meeting with Mr. Cleveland De Souza, Toshao of White Water  Creek village.

This is in keeping with the National Plan for Agriculture to ensure agricultural self-sufficiency of the regions in addition to looking at opportunities for exporting.

Hon. Noel Holder, Minister of AGriculture at Government Research Station at Hosororo

Hon. Noel Holder, Minister of  Agriculture at Government Research Station at Hosororo

Government also plans to establish agricultural demonstration stations in each eco-zone.

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