Over 100 farmers across East Berbice-Corentyne have benefitted from a
quantity of farming equipment courtesy of Food for the Poor Guyana
The farmers, from sixteen agricultural groups from the riverine
communities of Bara Cara and DeVelt in the Canje Creek and Berbice
River respectively, as well as Crabwood Creek, received the equipment
at a handing over ceremony at the Eversham Neighbourhood Democratic
Wayne Hamilton, Public Relations Officer for FFPG, told the farmers
that the organisation is cognisant of the important role of
agriculture to the nation and committed to assisting with the
acquisition of tools and equipment.
“We are sure with these items you will enhance your economic viability
and your economic stance and you will be able to increase production
and enhance your livelihood,” Hamilton told the farmers.
Regional Representative for FFPG, Alex Foster, in his remarks,
underscored the need for the farmers to be trained to ensure proper
usage to ensure maximum returns from the equipment. Foster highlighted
the need to be prepared for the impending oil boom and underscored the
importance of meeting and adhering to international standards for
planting, harvesting, storage and packaging of produce.