Agriculture Minister: “I am immensely proud of each of you, for turning your passion in agriculture into a livelihood’’
Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Senator the Honourable Kazim Hosein said that he was immensely proud of persons who have turned their passion for agriculture into a livelihood. The Minister’s remarks came while he was addressing thirty-four (34) recipients at an Agro-Incentive Grant Cheque Distribution Ceremony earlier today, (Monday 11th April, 2022) at the MALF Head Office in Chaguanas.
Minister Hosein added, “I was very pleased to see the different areas in which this grant will be utilized to provide agricultural support to farmers, from infrastructural upgrades for livestock, to purchase of equipment like a cassava planter and root crop harvester, to the establishment of a conventional hydroponics system.”
Also in attendance at the event were the Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Senator the Honourable Avinash Singh, Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Ms. Susan Shurland and members of the Agro incentive Grant Committee.
About the Agricultural Finance Support Programme or commonly referred to as the ‘Agro-Incentive Grant’, it is a programme designed to assist farmers in acquiring new techniques, equipment and technology to upgrade their existing facility and was launched by the Agriculture Ministry in October 2018.
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