Agriculture taking root at Mahdia

Crops on the farm belonging to Mahdia farmer Roger Hinds. (DPI photo)

Agriculture is taking off in the mainly mining community of Mahdia in Region 8.

Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, accompanied by the Heads of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Nigel Cumberbatch; National Drainage & Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Freddy Flatts; Department of Fisheries, Denzil Roberts and National Agriculture Research & Extension Institute (NAREI), Dr Oudho Homenauth visited the recently inaugurated town of Mahdia on Thursday as part of an outreach exercise.

According to a Department of Public Information (DPI) press release, this was the last in a series of visits to mining towns.

Many positive developments in the area of agriculture were revealed, notably that the cost of poultry and fresh farm produce in Mahdia has been greatly reduced as a result of the efforts of farmers in the community, the DPI release added…..

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