Grow More Food Campaign

Canals offer hope for Supenaam but farmers battling `dry leaf', low prices

Canals offer hope for Supenaam but farmers battling `dry leaf’, low prices

Experiencing a decline in logging, residents of the Supenaam Creek are returning to farming with new lands being opened as the government digs canals in the area. “Agriculture is a..

Mushroom farming fails to catch on

Much vaunted plans to grow mushrooms – the type of initiative being targeted in the Grow More Food campaign by the government - have failed to ignite interest and the..
Love keeps aging Pomeroon farmers on land but problems abound

Love keeps aging Pomeroon farmers on land but problems abound

-see great need for cannery, depot ‘We nah get market… We nah getting price’ (This is the ninth part in a series on the Grow More Food campaign) In his..
$89M Parika pack house underutilized

$89M Parika pack house underutilized

- despite focus on stepped up farming, exports (This is the eighth part in a series on the Grow More Food campaign) Many days the Parika Pack House is silent..
Naamryck farmers see little encouragement

Naamryck farmers see little encouragement

‘We want a good road; without a good road, nothing doing’ (This is the seventh part in a series on the Grow More Food campaign) Producing for years to supply the..
Laluni farmers need more help

Laluni farmers need more help

- they’re only receiving promises, they say (This is the 6th part in a series on the Grow More Food campaign) It is cherry-picking time on Edward Patterson’s farm at..
Melons a bright spot in Mahaica Creek but cash crops perishing in floods

Melons a bright spot in Mahaica Creek but cash crops perishing in floods

‘The amount of farm that the Minister of Agriculture tell people ah grow, it ain’t gat no market for am’ (This is the 5th part in a series on the..
Boulanger rot and grow cycle and a false start for bullnose pepper

Boulanger rot and grow cycle and a false start for bullnose pepper

-middlemen reign supreme in Black Bush Polder (This is the fourth part in a series on the Grow More Food campaign) Quantities of ochro and boulanger were left unpicked in..
Cabbage: King of Ruby but marketing is bane of farmers

Cabbage: King of Ruby but marketing is bane of farmers

-export market seen as too picky `They saying this ah the food basket but it ain’t get no proper road and by the time you reach market, the basket bruk..
Some farmers leaving crops to rot because of low price

Some farmers leaving crops to rot because of low price

(This is the second part in a series on the Grow More Food campaign. The first report appeared in yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek.) In July of this year, Mahadeo Mohan decided..
Is Grow More Food working?

Is Grow More Food working?

-ministry says exports doubled since 2006 Shortly after the return to office of the PPP/C government in 2006, Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud announced an ambitious drive to boost food production..


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