The Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Agriculture launched the second phase of the ‘Grow More Food campaign’ at the Square of the revolution, last month.
According to a press release, the opening of the second phase was witnessed by ‘great support’ from farmers and kitchen gardeners, as well as the conclusion of the first segment.
The launch caters not just for small farmers but also to assist larger companies involved in agro investments.
At the launch, farmers and farmers’ group received a wide range of items including fertilizers, seeds, planting materials etc. Bags of fertilizer were also distributed to rice farmers to enhance their activities.
The Campaign was welcomed by farmers and other persons as they expressed their satisfaction and appreciation for planting materials, technical and other support to improve their farming activities.
Since the opening of the Second Phase, several distributions were conducted in Moruca, Mabaruma, Port Kaituma, Matthews Ridge, Supenaam, Charity, Leguan, Hogg Island, Wakenaam, Parika, Stanleytown, Fairfield, Litchfield, Crabwood Creek, Mara, Bartica and Aishalton.
Emphasis was also placed on vulnerable hinterland, riverain and rural communities to ensure these communities remain food secure and lessen their dependence on the coastland for food. The distribution is ongoing and will be reaching out to all farming communities countrywide.
Based on the release, the Ministry of Agriculture and its agencies received ‘great’ response from farmers and other interested individuals who are eager to go on board with the second campaign and enjoy all ‘benefits.’
It stated that the Ministry through its agencies will continue to support farmer’s activities in provision of planting supplies and technical support to preserve Guyana’s food security status while adapting to climate change.
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