Over 93,000 tonnes of rice exported for the year so far
As the rice industry continues to boom Guyana has exported over 93,000 tonnes of rice since the beginning of 2014, a significant increase from last year according to the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB).
The industry has already harvested over 300,000 tonnes in the first crop with regions 5 and 6 to complete their harvests within the next two weeks. General Manager of the GRDB Jagnarine Singh said that access to new markets continues to be the focus as Guyana’s industry expands.
He highlighted that there are talks to acquire an African market, but that this was in the beginning stages. Singh told Stabroek News that small milling services in various parts of the United States have also reached out to Guyana looking to make an agreement.