first_imgPlans have commenced to make this year’s Agricultural Month a memorable one.This is according to Agriculture Minister Noel Holder who on Monday met with a number of heads of the agriculture sector agencies and held discussions relating to the upcoming month of activities in October.This event will see the Agriculture Ministry showcasing the grandness of all aspects of the agriculture sector.One event already in the pipelines is National Tree Day.Agriculture Minister Noel HolderNational Tree Day, which was launched in 2015, focuses on greening the economy with the aim of winning the battle against environmental degradation and economic decline through the planting of trees.This event is to be held this year in the newly-established town of Lethem.Some of the events that Guyanese can hope to enjoy in Agriculture Month are the World Food Day Fair, inter-faith services, school awareness competitions, the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) open day, and Agriculture Ministry Healthy Cook-Off.The main aim of the Month is to sensitise citizens on the importance of the agriculture sector to an economy as a whole, considering the needs of all citizens.The activities are also held to attract tourists from all walks of life and are conducted in all regions of Guyana.This event held every year has been a major success in terms of promoting Guyana as a tourism destination.last_img

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