Things may be ‘looking up’ for the agro-processing sector as the Guyana Marketing Corporation’s Robb and Alexander streets Guyana Shop seeks to promote a wider range of local spreads, spices and sauces in an effort to secure greater traction on the local market for small and medium-scale producers. When Stabroek Business engaged the Shop’s General Manager Kevin Macklingham earlier this week he expressed satisfaction over what he says has been “a closer relationship” between the shop and local producers though he conceded that local manufacturing is still some distance away from realizing its true potential.
What he asks is that comparisons be made between what the sub-sector offers the local market today and what obtained up to just a few years ago. He has a point. Both in terms of the range of products now available and the presentation to consumers, there has been a discernable degree of forward movement.…to continue reading this article, please subscribe. Already a subscriber ? Sign In