Agri-Sector Gets Capacity Boost!

Joint venture launched to bolster agricultural development and output

DPI, Guyana, Friday, November 22, 2019

After spending more than three years on the ground impacting the lives of farmers across the country, United Phosphorous Limited (UPL) and Green Agro Services and Supplies held their official business launch last night at the Cara Lodge.

The launch was attended by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, officials from the GRDB, NAREI, GuySuCo, PTCCB, Farmers and Director of Manufacturing and Marketing Dominic Gaskin.

UPL and Green Agro Services and Supplies, have been partnering since 2016 and have undertaken over one hundred trials across Regions 2 through 6. They have been working with both rice and vegetable farmers and have yielded positive results with their rotational treatment of their line of products.

During his presentation, Managing Director of Green Agro, Brian Edwards outlined some core values of the company.

“We continuously source new and innovative products and technology so that our customers can maintain the health and welfare of their crops to improve productivity and profits while safeguarding the environment….We work closely with our customers providing invaluable hands-on support based on practical experience grounded in sound science…We provide continuous training and demonstrations on the proper use of our products.”

The venture will see services offered in the areas of crop protection, crop solutions and technical assistance. Their partner UPL offers an integrated portfolio of agricultural solutions both patented and post-patent for various extensive crops and specialities, inclusive of biological solutions, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest, thus covering the entire chain of value of crops.

Country Head for UPL Deoram Prahalad gave a brief history of the publicly listed company, “For the first 25 years, UPL was mainly producing products for the Indian market, after that we started expanding putting up offices across the world and our first international office was in the US and then we set up in England and we never looked back”

Edwards divulged that while they have been on the ground for some time, they wanted to first connect with the farmers and see their methods employed before doing an actual launch, and after three-plus years and multiple trials and demonstrations, this felt like the right time to officially launch.