Region 4 communities urged to join farming co-ops

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Residents in three Region 4 communities are being encouraged to join the Rural Agricultural Infrastructure Development Programme in an effort to push co-operative farming.

Region Four, Chairperson Genevieve Allen told the Department of Public Information in a recent interview that residents should join the co-operatives being established in the three communities of Buxton, Triumph and Mocha.

Some 2500 acres of land will be cleared for cultivation, with an expected 1500 being cultivated with crops and more than 175 farmers having access to planting materials and improved livestock breeds. Access to support services will be provided through the rehabilitation of drainage and irrigation systems and access dams, and the construction of canals and drains. A pump station will also be constructed at Mocha.

The project is expected to increase incomes and reduce unemployment in the targeted communities. The estimated cost of the project is G$2.5Billion. The Caribbean Development Fund is financing 84 percent of the three-year project and the government the rest.

By: Kidackie Amsterdam.

Image: Keno George.

Regional Chairperson Genevieve Allen.