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Sir Kyffin expanding farm in Guyana

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Sir Kyffin expanding farm in Guyana

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Barbadian business mogul Sir Kyffin Simpson is planning the expansion of his mega farm at Sante Fe in Guyana, while other Barbadians are also seeking to take advantage of opportunities for agriculture in the South American country.
It is a move being welcomed by Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, who said the Caribbean must be seen as a “single space” in which development of Guyana’s vast lands could be worked on “together” to meet the Caribbean’s food needs and avoid “the vagaries of circumstances that cause the uncertainty of prices that we suffer from”.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION at the Radisson Barbados Resort yesterday, Ramsammy said Guyana had provided “all the incentives anyone could need” and people were slowly beginning to see the potential and were responding. He disclosed his government was having discussions with “some Barbadians” who were exploring the possibilities.
Here to attend the 53rd meeting of the Caribbean Meteorological Council, Ramsammy said he was hurrying back to Guyana to meet a team of interested investors from Trinidad, led by that country’s minister of agriculture. They will work on details of allocating land for agricultural purposes. (GC)