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Guyana land for Trinidad & Tobago farmers

Guyana land for Trinidad & Tobago farmers – 10,000 acres

TT Finance Minister Larry Howai

TT Finance Minister Larry Howai

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY).  September 9, 2013 –FINANCE Minister Larry Howai  will today announce in the Budget presentation that 10,000 acres of land in Guyana will be made available for use by local farmers under the terms of a new facility to be administered by the Ministry of Food Production.

The facility is the result of the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Guyana which, sources last week told Sunday Newsday, Howai is to announce.

Under the facility, investors will be able to apply to the Ministry of Food Production for licence to use the lands in Guyana.
These applications are to be made in the form of business proposals which will be evaluated by the ministry. The land must be used for the purposes of food production and to address demand for food locally.   Continue reading