Extraction tracking systems of forest products to be strengthened – GFC

For 2019, the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) will be strengthening its systems for tracking the extraction of forest products. According to GFC, this will be done to ensure the legality of these products. The Guyana Standard understands that new tracking systems will also be developed for non-wood products and services. These include medicinal plants, craft […]

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NDIA working to address impact of low levels of rainfalls

Rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast are being advised to be judicious in the use of irrigation water over the next few weeks as the water level of the Tapacuma Conservancy has dropped significantly due to minimum rainfall during this rainy season. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) has said that despite their pumps […]

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Swine, poultry farmers put on guard by EPA

Swine and poultry farmers have been placed on guard by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to public health risks. During the past week, the EPA conducted three enforcement operations on the East Coast of Demerara. The visits were carried out after the Agency served Prohibition Notices to these facilities in November 2018. According to […]

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Rice Factory Act requires Govt. to intervene in rice woes

Guyana has the capacity to produce one million tonnes of rice whenever it chooses to. This is the vocalised conviction of former Minister of Agriculture under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic regime, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy. Dr. Ramsammy, who is convinced that Guyana has the market to significantly increase its export, made it clear that such an […]

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“Value added” collaboration To help agri entrepreneurs

Aimed at preparing students to become agricultural entrepreneurs, the Kuru Kuru Cooperative College and the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) are gearing to forge what is being described as a ‘valued added’ collaboration. It is expected that this move will see assistance being given to the College in establishing its Agro-processing Plant in Corentyne Berbice. […]

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Dr. Patrick Chesney fired from NAREI’s board

Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, yesterday fired Dr. Patrick Chesney, who served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) for unprofessional conduct. Dr. Chesney had reportedly been undermining board members and the institute’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Oudho Homenauth since his appointment as Chairman […]

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