Guyanese farmers benefit from CARICOM Development Fund project

Agriculture Minister Noel Holder hands over planting materials to Chairman of the Ithaca Co-op, Desmond Weekes. (Photo via Guyana Chronicle)
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(Guyana Chronicle) – THE Rural Agricultural Infrastructure Development programme (RAID) aback of Ithaca, West Bank Berbice in Region 5 (Mahaica/Berbice) (Guyana) was off to a running start on Wednesday with the presentation of planting materials to farmers.

A visit to the location was made by the Ministers of Finance  and Agriculture, Winston Jordan and Noel Holder, respectively, to encourage the beneficiaries  to make full productive use of newly developed lands.

The project comprises clearing of 150 acres of land aback  the village, construction of secondary drainage and irrigation canals and control structures, rehabilitation of access dams and the establishment of farmlands and pastures for members of the Ithaca  Agricultural Land Development Coop Society.

The project to open up these unused fertile lands aback of Ithaca for agricultural production was made possible under a loan granted to the Government of Guyana by the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF).

The CDF was established under Article 158 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas “for the purpose of providing financial or technical assistance to disadvantaged countries, regions and sectors.”

Read more at: Guyana Chronicle

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