Guyana: Region Nine farmers gifted new fast growing variety of cassava from Brazil

Sticks of the new variety of cassava that were gifted to farmers of Region Nine. (Photo taken from Region 9 RDC Facebook page)

Sticks of the new variety of cassava that were gifted to farmers of Region Nine. (Photo taken from Region 9 RDC Facebook page)

The new variety of cassava was gifted to the Rupununi region through Shirley Melville, Guyana’s Consul General in Boa Vista. It was sourced from Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation.

King yesterday told Sunday Stabroek that the cultivation of the new variety will contribute positively to the region’s food security. Once planted, the cassava can be reaped within three months, he said, while observing that the current variety utilised takes approximately six to nine months to mature.
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  • kamtanblog  On September 24, 2019 at 4:55 am

    Nice one …
    Go easy on this “freebee”…am very
    suspicious if offered any plants/animals
    free. Monsanto used the tactics some
    time ago offering GM rice to Indian farmers.
    Most farmers practice a “set aside” of their
    crops for next planting. Some farmers in
    India resorted to suicide when the replanted
    rice crop failed to produce the paddy grain
    for milling into rice.
    However it’s certainly encouraging news
    for Amerindian farmers.

    Kamtan

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