Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali recently announced the establishment of a regional agri-tech campus in collaboration with India. The campus aims to enhance the food security strategy of the region and strengthen Guyana’s agriculture sector by creating a regional food hub ecosystem. The campus will be a crucial component of Guyana’s plan to boost the biotech ecosystem and expand its agriculture sector.
As reported by CNW, the campus will have state-of-the-art technology, research and development facilities, human resource training programs, and policy improvement initiatives to increase yield and productivity. President Ali emphasized the need for a new agriculture-centered ecosystem that prioritizes high-value, new areas and innovation. Technological innovation is considered a vital component of nation-building. Guyana is determined to create a food production and agriculture system that is both competitive and resilient.
Guyana’s vision is to be a responsible environmental, climate, energy, and food security leader. President Ali seeks strategic partnerships with other governments to advance the energy sector. He praised India for its technological advancements and asserted that India would play a crucial role in the development and transformation of economies from technical and human resource perspectives.
The regional agri-tech campus will bring together the expertise and resources of both Guyana and India. It will serve as a platform for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and technology in agriculture. The campus will play a vital role in advancing food security and technological innovation in the region, making it a crucial step towards a more robust and sustainable agriculture sector.