Development Support for Agro-Processing in Guyana

The Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative with four of Canada’s premier experts in food safety and agro-processing, Yvon Bertrand, Brian McKay, Delia Bucknell and Martin Gooch, are working collaboratively with the Government of Guyana’s Ministry of Agriculture. The work supports the development of the fruit agro-processing sector in Guyana, focusing on providing technical assistance in supply chain management, market research, and product development. 

The continued development of an agro-processing industry is a priority for the Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Agriculture, specifically. In close consultations with the Ministry, the experts will assist small-medium farmers in understanding the benefits associated with agro-processing. They will facilitate the adoption of more innovative and efficient production techniques and processing technologies and increase managerial capacity, marketing skills, and access to market research and intelligence for small to medium-scale entrepreneurs using a gender-neutral approach.