Guyana’s rice industry has been progressing steadily despite challenges, including unusual weather patterns, the high cost of inputs and not so favourable market conditions, among others.
This positive trend in the industry is as a result of sound agricultural policies and programmes that target improvements in all facets of the industry. These include significant Government support in the following areas: tax concession for production, emphasis on drainage and irrigation, scientific research, marketing and farmers’ education. Positive strides in the rice sector are part of the current government’s steady focus.
Jagnarine Singh
General Manager