Lack of land leases robbing Region Ten farmers of opportunities – association

Farmers cultivating crops on state land in Region Ten have been unable, over the years, to access funding opportunities that had become available through the Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP) and other lending and grant avenues on account of being unable to secure leases for the land they have been cultivating, officials of the Region Ten Farmers Association have told Stabroek Business.

Executive Member Oswald Tappin said on Friday that the protracted delay in the granting of land titles continued to be a source “extreme frustration” to scores of farmers, particularly in the Linden area, who were currently seeking to expand cultivation in pursuit of the goals of food security for the township and exporting food to other parts of the country. Tappin said the farmers continued to feel  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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