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President Ramotar pleased with efforts to ensure food security in the region

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, — Caribbean Week of Agriculture officially began here on Wednesday night with Guyana’s President Donald Romatar expressing support for the efforts being made in the region to reduce food imports and ensure food security.
“I agree … that we can’t supply one hundred per cent of our needs, but certainly we can do far better than we are doing at this point in time. And therefore, I am happy to see that some steps are being taken for us in the region to work on our own food security, which is extremely important for us,” he said, adding that the only time the Caribbean recognises food security is when there is a disaster.
“And we need not wait for that to happen for us to put our house in order,” Romatar told the region’s premier agricultural event, which brings together stakeholders for a week of activities to promote agriculture and agri-industry via policy dialoguing, learning sessions, and an exhibition showcasing the fruits of the sector.

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