CARICOM’s food security agenda moving apace – President Ali

File photo| H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali speaking at the opening of the Forum and Expo on 19 August 2022

(Department of Public Information Press Release) President, Dr. Irfaan Ali’s robust leadership on agriculture in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has seen significant progress in several countries, even as efforts heighten to reduce the region’s US$5 billion food import bill by 25 per cent come 2025.

The Head of State delivered the keynote address at the opening of the Agri-Investment Forum and Expo II at the National Academy of Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on Friday.

Speaking about Guyana’s advancement, President Ali said there has been steady progress in every category on a national level during the first half of the year.

He pointed out that his Government aims to ensure that by the end of 2024, Guyana is completely self-sufficient in corn and soya feed input for the poultry industry.

This, he added, requires capital investment from the rest of the region.

“And we are open and ready for this partnership with the private sector,’ he stressed.

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