Carrots and beets harvested at the school of agriculture, NAREI

Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy this morning witnessed the harvesting of the first batch of carrots and beets from demonstration plots at the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) and the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), a release from the Ministry of Agriculture said.
This initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture is geared at intensifying its diversification programme of non-traditional crops all with the aim of reducing the country’s dependence on the importation of key commodities. Presently Guyana imports about $200M worth in Carrots and Beets, the release said. The Ministry of Agriculture’s aim is to end importation of Carrots and Beets by 2020.
This Ministry of Agriculture photo shows Minister Ramsammy with the carrots and beets.

20140512-200314.jpg

More in Photos

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. The section of the Fly Jamaica tail that was severed.

    CAL plane strikes tail of Fly Jamaica craft at CJIA

  2. Maryanna Lionel

    No bail but speedy trial promised to bribery accused in carpenter murder probe

  3. Samantha Sheoprashad

    Guyanese woman one of 60 recognised by Queen’s young leaders programme

  4. Bharrat Jagdeo

    ‘Pradoville 2’ audit advises criminal case against PPP/C Cabinet members

  5. Herman David

    Diamond man killed in Soesdyke crash

  6. Former Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai in heckle mode (Photo by Keno George)

    ‘Death announcement’ budget animates both sides of the House

  7. Selena Ramotar

    Attempted murder accused freed after stabbing victim refuses to testify

  8. Interpol issues notice for Marcus Bisram


Recommended For You