Guyana & Cuba partnering to meet region’s agrochemical needs

President Dr. Irfaan Ali addressing the opening of the regional conference hosted in Guyana (Photo: Office of the President/ March 18, 2024)

Dr. Ali said the discussions with Cuba are advanced and it is likely that Guyana will be able to help the region “build the ecosystem” needed for these services in the Caribbean.

This move comes as Guyana continues to lead the region’s ambitious food security agenda. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) hopes to slash costly extra regional food imports by 25% by 2025.

President Ali is the lead head of government with responsibility for food security and nutrition in CARICOM’s quasi-cabinet.

President Ali also reminded the gathering that Guyana is partnering with the FAO and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to establish a Centre of Excellence in Guyana that will support data analytics work, needed to guarantee that farmers everywhere engage in data-driven decision-making.