Category Archives: Agriculture

Guyana Sugar: GuySuCo on track to meet annual target

GuySuCo on track to meet annual target

November 19, 2014 | By | Filed Under News

With four weeks left before the crop closes, Government says it is confident that the 216,000-tonne sugar target

Agriculture Minister,  Dr. Leslie Ramsammy

Dr. Leslie Ramsammy

originally set for this year will be reached. As a matter of fact, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy says the country is likely to meet the 200,000-tonne mark by next week.

Last year, the industry fell to a 23-year low of just 187,000 tonnes. But with a better than expected first crop, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) had earlier this year confidently revised the target upwards to 219,000 tonnes.

“We have enough cane in the fields, and therefore once we have the right weather, I have no doubt that we will be able to meet that target. I am hopeful that by the end of next week we will surpass the 200,000-tonne target mark,” Ramsammy said in a Government-released statement. Continue reading

Trinidadian team expected in Guyana shortly to finalise agriculture land deal

Trinidadian team expected in Guyana shortly to finalise agriculture land deal
Published on November 20, 2014 – Caribbean News Now
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) – Trinidad and Tobago’s agriculture minister is expected to lead a delegation to Guyana before the end of this month, with the hope of finalising the agriculture land deal between the two Caribbean nations.

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Minister of Agriculture Dr Leslie Ramsammy

According to Guyana’s minister of agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, his ministry is currently working out the dates for the delegation to travel and meet.

During that meeting, it is expected that the two ministers will conclude where the visiting team’s interests are, and will allow for both countries to decide on the locations for the land.

“The land will most likely not be at one location, given the fact that the location of land will depend on the crops they are interested in,” Ramsammy said. Continue reading

Santa Fe Rupununi farm exporting rice to Brazil

Santa Fe Rupununi farm exporting rice to Brazil

November 17, 2014 · By Stabroek News

Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy yesterday witnessed the loading of harvested rice from the Santa Fe Mega Farm in the Rupununi which was then transported to Brazil.

A release from the Ministry of Agriculture today said that the cargo rice was first processed at the Santa Fe mill which was constructed by the investors.

The release added that this is the third time the Simpson family of Barbados is successfully harvesting rice which is being used to supply the local Region 9 market as well as Brazil. For 2014, more than 8000 tonnes of cargo rice was exported to Brazil, the release stated.  Continue reading

Twenty years of spiritual cleansing, herbal healing – By Tangerine Clarke

Twenty years of spiritual cleansing, herbal healing

Menes de Groit and his wife Mama Nyaah

Menes de Groit and his wife Mama Nyaah

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life NYC - October 28, 2014 

Menes de Groit and his wife Mama Nyaah proudly stated that over the last 20 years, Cosmic Enterprise – Healing Village has helped to transform parts of the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood from a drug-nest, to what it is today, “Healed, thought cleansing, music, and education.”

The 147 Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn location, have successfully treated numerous customers with Alfalfa which is high in protein; Red Clover, a blood thinner to help hypertension; Fennel; Echinacea; Golden Seal and its branded “Bourda Bittah Tonic” a top selling colon cleanser.

The herbal doctors also prescribe a cocktail for diabetes, to cleanse the liver, to rebuild the pancreas and nourish the blood supply. Root tonics, herbal formulas, natural organic products, and a plethora of other herbs have made the proprietors household names.  Continue reading

The Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary in Bangor, PA – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary in Bangor, Pennsylvania – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Sankar Sastri

Dr. Sankar Sastri

Dr. Sankar Sastri’s Labor of Love!

We enter the Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary and there is Professor Sankar Sastri, tall, stately, and elegantly attired in his dhoti. Dr. Sastri is a Columbia graduate and a former CUNY professor in Mechanical Engineering.

He calls for Rama, Nanda, Durga, Lakshmi, Radha, Yogeshwari, and Vedanta, the one with a question mark on his head, and they all come to greet us. We take turns feeding them and marvel how intelligent these cows are and how fortunate they are to have Professor Sastri look after them.

When Professor Sankar Sastri retired from the CUNY system in 1999 he knew exactly what he would do for the rest of his life. He purchased 42 acres of farmlands in Pennsylvania and converted it into a Cow Sanctuary.  Continue reading

Privatizing sugar industry key to success – Jamaica Agri Minister

Privatizing sugar industry key to success – Jamaica Agri Minister

Friday, 10 October 2014 22:02 -by   - Demerara Waves

Jamaica’s Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier .Photo: Jamaica’s Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier .

Kellier, who was in Suriname for the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) and the Agriculture Ministerial meeting of the Caribbean Community’s (Caricom) Council for Trade and Economic Development, told reporters that the only option was selling out the industry.
“Privatization is the way to go if you want to move it quickly because the capital is necessary to be injected into it,” he said.  Continue reading

Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says

Small-Scale Traditional Farming Is the Only Way to Avoid Food Crisis, UN Researcher Says

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United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Hilal Elver, advocates for agroecology (traditional farming). Is this a new initiative?

New scientific research increasingly shows how “agroecology” offers environmentally sustainable methods that can meet the rapidly growing demand for food.  

Modern industrial agricultural methods can no longer feed the world, due to the impacts of overlapping environmental and ecological crises linked to land, water, and resource availability.  Continue reading

Capitol News – TV Video Reports – 03 October 2014

  • Gang raped Amerindian woman speaks out
  • Rice krispies hype at GUYEXPO
  • Thief beaten first by residents, then handed to police
  • APNU backing NO-Confidence motion
  • UG considers higher fees, increased pay for lectures
  • Whittaker stands by Plaisance Overseer appointment
  • Sports
Gang raped Amerindian woman speaks out   Posted: 03 Oct 2014 02:09 PM PDT
Rice krispies hype at GUYEXPO   Posted: 03 Oct 2014 02:08 PM PDT  Continue reading

Top posts September 2014 – Top 20 of 498 posts

TOP 20 Most popular of 498 entries. Full List here for  September 2014

Total new entries = 90. Month Hits-=84,834 Total Hits = 2,513,175

GUYANA and CARIBBEAN RECIPES
CHINESE ADVICE TO 50-YEAR OLDS & OLDER
Africa: Beware of China’s $$$ – NYT commentary
Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
“I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
Georgetown. Guyana: Fire destroys Umana Yana
Botlahle: Age 11 – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos
A Hundred Years Later – by Uri Avnery
Guyana has the highest suicide rate in the World– WHO – UPDATED
White Media Falsely Link Brooklyn Shootings to West Indian Day Parade
Book: British Guiana – By Raymond T. Smith – 1962…  (See the FULL LIST below) >> Continue reading

Brazil’s Stand at the UN 2014 Climate Summit – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

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Photo Credit: Manchete Online

On September 23, over 900 leaders from government, business, finance, and civil society came together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 2014 Climate Summit. Judging from the Summary of their most significant announcements, they issued more promises “to galvanize transformative action in all countries to reduce emissions and build resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change.”

Promises are easy. Following them through is another story.

The pledge to halve deforestation by 2020 and reach zero deforestation by 2030 is ambitious. Since trees release carbon when burned, such a move would secure an additional 4.5 to 8.8 billion tons of carbon yearly. This is equivalent to carbon emissions from one billion cars on the roads worldwide.

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