Consumers grateful for prolonged vegetable glut

– but weak agro-processing sector gives rise to prospective heavy dumping of excess

The past three weeks or so of prevailing rock-bottom prices for greens and vegetables in local municipal markets attested to the possibilities that obtain in the widely-held view the Guyana can indeed be the food security hub of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). And providing we can get our food security protocols in our order we can find lucrative markets further afield, particularly in North America, where a continually growing and increasingly visible diaspora would appear to be cultivating a collective appreciation of things Caribbean.

In recent weeks, the available evidence in our markets suggests that food supplies overpower, by a considerable margin, consumer demand, and as a …to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In.

More in Business

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. Judge sentences teen to life in prison for manslaughter

  2. Police probing report of plot against President – Harmon

  3. Essequibo mother of five charged with trying to kill husband

  4. Nurse who complained about APNU+AFC councillor transferred with immediate effect

  5. Two years jail for Ed Ahmad

  6. Gov’t unlikely to make cash payments to citizens from oil wealth – Trotman

  7. Woman found dead in George Street hotel

  8. Bath Settlement teen dies after motorcycle accident

  9. Gold Board Manager sent on leave


Recommended For You