Large private agri projects should pay for services provided by NAREI – Homenauth

Dr. Oudho Homenauth

While the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) should continue to perform its service-related functions to the country’s agricultural sector including its role in providing valuable technical support to privately-run projects, there exists a case for attaching fees to services provided by the Institute, Chief Executive Officer of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) Dr. Oudho Homenauth has told the Stabroek Business.

Responding to a question raised by the Stabroek Business regarding the need for the state-funded research and extension entity to enhance its self-supporting capacity, Dr. Homenauth declared that while the services offered by NAREI are important to the viability of the large numbers of local small farmers with limited resources, there exists a case for attaching fees to some of the services provided by the agency that enhance both the efficiency and  the profitability of large agricultural operations. Homenauth said that such charges should be “separate and distinct” from contracts which NAREI undertakes for private agricultural investments.

Currently in its thirty-fourth year of existence   NAREI was established by an Act of Parliament arising out of the outcomes of a 1982 study designed “to identify alternatives for the management of agricultural research in Guyana” and undertaken by the Netherlands-based International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR)…..


UG School of Business upbeat after first semester

After we had spoken with Visiting Professor at the University of Guyana’s School of Enterprise, Business and Innovation (SEBI), Professor Leyland Lucas, and his support staff early last week, we headed across to the new facility created to house the School.

Avocado now in ‘super fruit’ league

While most types of fruit produced in the Caribbean have traditionally been considered to be largely of niche market value, reports emanating from JAMPRO (Trade and Investment, Jamaica) the state-run agency set up to promote business opportunities in export and investment, point to a drift of some fruit onto the mainstream market.

Catfish exporters suffering as Guyana fails to meet US Food standards

Heeralall Sukdeo, owner of Sukdeo and Sons Fishing Enterprise, says that local companies have suffered significant losses since they can no longer export catfish to the United States of America and he predicts even more severe ramifications if measures are not put in place to address the ban.

By ,

National Mining Syndicates President Cheryl Williams talks about her life in the gold industry

Cheryl Williams might easily be mistaken for a sprightly but retiring grandmother focused on simply enjoying this phase of her life though once you hear her story you quickly understand that nothing could be further from the truth.

Govt must ‘call time’ on Russian management’s abuse of BCGI workers – Lewis

General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis on Tuesday told the Stabroek Business that he fails to see how the Government of Guyana could continue to neglect to pronounce on “the excesses of the Russian  management of the partially  state-owned Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc.


Not Ready to Subscribe ?

You can still join over other 15,000 subscribers and receive FREE breaking news alerts as they happen and the morning brief featuring top stories of the day. 

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now