16 Region Six farming groups benefit from equipment

─ donated by Food For the Poor

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, September 6, 2018

Over 100 farmers across East Berbice-Corentyne have benefitted from a quantity of farming equipment courtesy of Food for the Poor Guyana (FFPG).

The farmers, from sixteen agricultural groups from the riverine communities of Bara Cara and DeVelt in the Canje Creek and Berbice River respectively, as well as Crabwood Creek, received the equipment at a handing over ceremony at the Eversham Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).

Wayne Hamilton, Public Relations Officer for FFPG, told the farmers that the organisation is cognisant of the important role of agriculture to the nation and committed to assisting with the acquisition of tools and equipment.

“We are sure with these items you will enhance your economic viability and your economic stance and you will be able to increase production and enhance your livelihood,” Hamilton told the farmers.

Regional Representative for FFPG, Alex Foster, in his remarks, underscored the need for the farmers to be trained to ensure proper usage to ensure maximum returns from the equipment. Foster highlighted the need to be prepared for the impending oil boom and underscored the importance of meeting and adhering to international standards for planting, harvesting, storage and packaging of produce.

Among the items handed over were a number of tillers, water pumps, forks, cutlasses, shovels, spades, files, hoes and pickaxes.

Story and Images by Nafeeza Yayah-Sakur