Bumper rice harvest underlines need to find new markets

-Essequibo farmers still in payment blues

Despite the guaranteed payment for rice supplied under the deal with Venezuela, farmers on the Essequibo Coast continue to complain about late payments and this year’s bumper harvest has underlined the need to find new markets.

Earlier this month, Guyana was loading hundreds of containers in one of the year’s last shipments of rice to Venezuela under the PetroCaribe Agreement. General Secretary of the Rice Producers Association (RPA), Dharamkumar Seeraj told Stabroek News in a recent interview …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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