AGRICULTURE Minister Zulfikar Mustapha has discussed opportunities for investment in fertiliser production and transfer of technology as well as other areas of collaboration when he met with Ambassador M. Mostapha Mouahhidi of the Kingdom of Morocco on Friday.
“Like Guyana, Morocco’s agriculture sector employs a very large percentage of their population. As a developing country, and the renewed interest we are seeing in the agriculture sector, it would serve our country well to collaborate in order to develop our agriculture sector,” Minister Mustapha said.
He noted that Guyana is open to having specialists with skills in agriculture come to this country and work with its technical officers and farmers to improve agriculture here.
“Government has already started the groundwork by improving the drainage and irrigation infrastructure in a number of communities, the reduction of fees, and removal of taxes from agricultural inputs. These collaborations with international partners will further encourage an enabling environment for agriculture in Guyana to develop and reach its full potential,” Minister Mustapha said.