Guyana gets US$20M grant to develop food sector

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(Guyana Chronicle) ASSISTANT Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, Dr. Julio A. Berdegue, said that the FAO has pledged US$20M in grant aid to develop Guyana’s food sector.

At the time he was meeting with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. In assuring Prime Minister Nagamootoo of the FAO’s continued support for Guyana’s agricultural drive, Dr. Berdegue on Friday explained that the grant will help the country to develop what he described as “the tremendous untapped possibilities of Guyana in the food sector.” He noted too that the FAO will strengthen its presence in Guyana, which is recognised as the agricultural reservoir of the entire Caribbean.

Prime Minister, Hon. Moses Nagamootoo who is currently performing the duties of President presents FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Latin America, Dr. Julio A. Berdegue with a bottle of honey as a token of appreciation. (Photo via PM Nagamootoo FB Page)

The top official, who has been the FAO’s Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean since 2017, took note of the great strides made by Guyana in literacy, with a 98 per cent level nationwide, and hence the use of technology in agriculture, aquaculture and apiculture.

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