Manufacturers, gov’t teaming to stage Agro Processors Festival

-GuyExpo not on this year

The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) is teaming with government in the latest high-profile initiative designed to invigorate demand for locally produced agro-processed goods, much of which have continued to play second fiddle to imported products on local supermarket shelves, various previous initiatives to boost demand, notwithstanding.

At a meeting with senior GMSA officials on Tuesday, Stabroek Business was told that the October 27-29 Agro Processors Exhibition, Market and Food Festival, titled `Guyanese Flavour Uncapped’ will be yet another joint public/private sector effort to create a marketplace comprising key stakeholders in an effort to significantly raise consumer awareness of the locally produced agro-processed options available on the market and encourage sellers to play an enhanced role in ensuring that these local options are available in their various outlets…..