The agreement seeks to strengthen cooperation between the Ministries of Agriculture of the two countries in the areas of beekeeping, forestry, production of animals and livestock products, agriculture, and plant products, among other areas, reports the Guyana Chronicle site.
The director general of the Guyanese Ministry of Agriculture, Madanlall Ramraj, praised the long-standing relationship between the countries that signed the agreement.
He commented that his country shows great potential for beekeeping, that the farm can provide employment and sustainable income for the population of the land communities, and he also believes in the ability of the sector to become an exportable benefit.
Ramraj noted that Guyana will sign a technical assistance agreement with a Cuban company, which will allow these activities to improve bee production.
These actions include, among others, training as technical assistants for beekeeping producers, management of qualifications, advice on bee population monitoring, and the preparation of veterinary technicians.
Other topics of interest in the agreement include urban and suburban agriculture, genetic improvement and production of rice and poppy seeds, training of agricultural producers to control the use of pesticides in agriculture, and advice on health, vegetables, safety, and effective methods.
Regarding the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, the Cuban ambassador to the South American country, Jorge Soberón, emphasized that Guyana, as a member of the Caribbean Community, has a fundamental role in the area of food security and food production.
He pointed out that the largest of the Antilles also joined this effort and worked to make contributions in this area.