Guyanese investors, Gov’t hope to supply entire Caribbean with black eye peas 

Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha

“We have built silos, we have built wharfs, we have built roads in the Tacama Savannah to do the corn and soya that we have been doing…in region one we have the last ferry that was commissioned so we have enough transportation that can bring out cargo to Georgetown and Region One and Trinidad is very close that we can get transportation from Region One to Trinidad to export crops,” Minister Mustapha said.

The Government of Guyana hopes to reduce the US$6 billion spent annually to import foods and with the completion of a drying and storage facility at the landing, the plan will be on its way.  The new facility which is under construction at Tacama Landing along the Berbice River, will greatly boost the country’s production.

The cultivation and investment into multiple projects in the agriculture sector ties into to the 25 by 2025 agenda which the government hopes to become self-sufficient in food production.