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Drought affecting agri sector

The drought has begun battering Guyana’s agriculture sector, forcing authorities to begin pumping water into the drying up conservancies. Briefing a high-level multi-sectoral meeting on the El Nino situation, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder said efforts would be made to pump water to support agricultural areas but also explore ways in which water can be retained in a controlled manner for ...

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Rice stabilization fund coming

Four months after a pro-government group of rice farmers called for the establishment of a stabilisation fund, President David Granger has announced that his government would be doing so. For years Guyana’s rice sector which is a principal export has been subjected to the volatility of the international market. This has left local farmers crying out and up in arms for government ...

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Guyana, Belize exploring formal rice agreement

Guyana wants a bilateral agreement with Belize for the supply of rice to that Central American nation should there be a shortfall in domestic production there, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday. The Agriculture Minister of Guyana, Noel Holder floated the idea of a rice accord as part of a Joint Commission approach in talks with Belize’s Deputy Prime Minister, ...

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