Agri-Investment forum and ‘expo’ to return in October

FLASHBACK| A billboard promotes the 2022 agri-expo in Georgetown, Guyana

(Guyana Chronicle) GUYANA’S Agri-Investment forum and ‘expo’ is set to return this year as the government and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) forges ahead with its food security agenda to reduce the region’s food import bill by 25 per cent by 2025.

Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha during a recent interview with the Guyana Chronicle disclosed that October has been set as a tentative date for the event.

“We are looking to hold it tentatively in October. I am hoping this year that we will do it in agriculture month and we will make it bigger, better and have more international companies plus regional,” Mustapha said.

According to him, this year’s forum will see officials engaging investors and key stakeholders within the agriculture sector to secure funding a new project proposal entitled “Building Food Security through Innovation, Resilience, Sustainability and Empowerment, curated by Guyana’s President Dr. Irfaan Ali, who holds the responsibility for Agriculture and Agriculture Development in CARICOM.

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