2008 can be considered one of the better years for the rice sector in the last decade. During this year we saw the highest prices being paid for rice and thus in some cases the stakeholders were once again making some profits. This year was also celebrated as Guyana’s 100th year as a significant exporter of rice. World rice trade only account for 2-3 % of the total world production, but Guyana stands in a unique position where we export in excess of 65% of the rice produced. Our celebration for this occasion was concluded with an International Rice Conference, with the theme “Meeting Rice Market Demands”.
Mr. Jagnarine Singh