Cultivatng a productive and lucrative agricultural sector has been at the forefront of Guyana’s new government’s agenda, with some $15 billion being expended over the past four months to drive growth in the various sub-sectors.

The result of this expenditure, according to Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha, has been better drainage and irrigation in farming communities, higher yields and a renewed interest to invest in a sector which has been driving economic growth in Guyana for decades.
Agriculture is one of the most important productive sectors of Guyana’s economy; it accounts for approximately one-third of Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product and 30 per cent of the country’s employment.

While it is still early days, the minister is confident that the ministry is “back on track,” and will continue to be progressive and dynamic.



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