Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) was established in the year 1963 by former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan and became a state corporation in 1964 offering the Diploma in Agriculture and the Certificate in Agriculture Programmes, and graduated the first batch of 15 students in 1966.
In 1994 the Certificate in Forestry Programme was introduced, followed by the introduction of the Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health Programme in 2007 and the Certificate in Fisheries Studies Programme in 2008. In 2013 the Food Science and Technology programme was introduced. Over the years, the school graduated 3,060 professionals in different fields of agriculture and forestry thereby addressing technical capacity building through the development of skills and capacities, as well as enhanced knowledge and information exchange between, the actors involved in innovation, including farmers and their organizations, agricultural research, education and training institutions, extension and advisory services institutions, and the researchers and professionals working in the agricultural sector of Guyana and the Caribbean.
Dr. Dexter Allen