Food for the Poor reaches out to Agriculture Ministry
The Agriculture Ministry yesterday benefited from yet another Food for the Poor donation to enhance the ongoing grow more food campaign.
Hadassah Hammond, Food for the Poor’s senior Public Relations personnel, handed over a quantity of hybrid grains and western grown vegetable seeds as well as agricultural tools, including garden forks, machetes, files, spades, cutlasses and hoses.
She said that the gesture is aimed at reaching out to the farmers.
For more than 15 years Food for the Poor has been supporting agricultural development locally by distributing seeds.
Recently, FFTP branched into doing specific projects in Essequibo at the new Onderneeming and at the Lusignan prisons. The chicken farms are beneficial to the communities. There is also some work on going agricultural project in Kuru Kuru.
“Our main aim is to empower farmers to cultivate more food crops in Guyana,” Hammond said.
She added that the gesture is aimed at assisting farmers to alleviate poverty.
Deputy Permanent Secretary, George Jarvis, who received the donations, said that it would be used to further enhance the ongoing schools agricultural programme.
“We are going to utilise these and ask other members of civil society and other donors to continue to give because our agriculture drive is on,” he said.