Partnership Agreement signed by CARDI/Hope Coconut Estate for production of high-quality coconut seedlings

Officials at the signing ceremony. Centre, standing, is Minister of Agriculture of Guyana, the Hon. Noel Holder
Officials at the signing ceremony. Centre, standing, is Minister of Agriculture of Guyana, the Hon. Noel Holder

The revitalisation of the Coconut Industry is paramount and remains on the top of Guyana Government’s developmental agenda for the industry. As such, efforts are being made to ensure the development of the industry by making available quality seedlings to farmers’.

Agriculture Minister, Hon. Noel Holder, facilitated a Partnership Agreement between the Hope Coconut Industries Limited (HCIL) and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (CARDI) today for the expansion of the Coconut Nursery at Hope Estate. The Agreement which was signed in the Boardroom of the Ministry of Agriculture by CARDI’S Representative (Guyana), Dr. Cyril Roberts and Hope Estate’s General Manager, Mr. Rickey Roopchand, will cater for the production of 50,000 seedlings in the first year.

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