30 Region Four farmers gifted $3.3M in agri tools, other inputs
Thirty small and medium-scale farmers from Region Four (Demerara – Mahaica) on Monday received inputs to boost their productions totaling some US$3.3 million.
In June, during a simple handing over exercise at the ministry’s Regent Street office, Agriculture Minister, Zulfikar Mustapha received the items on behalf of the Government of Guyana from IDB’s Country Representative to Guyana Ms. Solórzano Salazar.
Farmers also received some of the inputs procured under the project during that exercise.
Through the initiative, some 6,000 farmers from across the Coast will benefit from US$3 million worth of inputs and technical assistance as part of the government’s efforts to boost Guyana’s agriculture sector.
Both crops and livestock farmers received items which included small land tillers, breeding animals inclusive of cattle, swine, small ruminants, and black giants birds, improved planting materials, farrowing crates, water pumps, nipple drinks and water systems, drip systems (both tape and hose), pasture fence materials inclusive of wire and posts, shadehouse materials inclusive of mesh, plastic, and building material, milking machines, threshing machines, plucking machine, plastic mulch, building materials for pen upgrades, weeding machines, incubators, mist blowers, grass chipper, and gestation crates.