Guyana to host agriculture investment conference in May

Hon. Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Agriculture, Guyana

(Department of Public Information Press Conference) Guyana is expected to host a regional agriculture investment conference from May 19 to 21, this year to facilitate intense consultations between the public and private sectors on investment opportunities.

The event which will be held in Georgetown, will form part of a wider plan, as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) advances efforts to reduce the region’s multi-billion-dollar food import bill by 25 percent by 2025.

The announcement was made by Barbados’ Prime Minister, Hon. Mia Mottley Wednesday evening, during a media conference, following the two- day 33rd Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, held in Belize from March 1 to 2.

“This is a necessary prerequisite for us going further because, without money, we won’t have the ability to help the farmers,” the Prime Minister stated.

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