Corn, soya to be cultivated on large scale -Ramsammy

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy says that the target set in the National Agriculture Strategy 2013-2020 to cut the importation of corn and soya by 15-25 percent is not only achievable, but can also be exceeded, the Government Information Agency said in a release.
As such, the Ministry has embarked on a programme that will see the cultivation of corn and soya on a scale that would meet the needs of the stockfeed industry, the release said.

Ramsammy said that the feasibility work conducted by the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) has shown that Guyana can reduce the cost of corn and soya by minimum of 30 percent through replacing importation. This GINA photo shows a plot of corn.

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