The interest in agro-processing among youths in Region Two is expected to rise with the recent introduction of the Certificate in Agro-processing programme at the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) on the Essequibo Coast.
Since the introduction of the new agro-processing course, the school has seen an increase in the enrolment, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported.
This is according to Administrative Lecturer, Horatio Ramdas.
“One of the programmes we have is food processing and that is what is encouraging persons to get into the field of agriculture. When they finish here, they can get into their own business or operate their own agro-processing enterprises,” Ramdas said.
Ramdas is encouraging persons to enroll. The new Agro-processing Certificate programme which caters to persons of all ages allows entry with a minimum of three Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate subjects – English, Mathematics and any science subject.