… It acquired over 100 tractors to promote agriculture
Initiatives are under way to strengthen food security in Amerindia villages throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with new investments in the agriculture sector.
This was shared by Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai on Friday as she outlined some of the upcoming projects for villages, especially those seriously affected by the coronavirus. About 112 tractors have been acquired for distribution in the communities so that residents can maintain their food safety independently. The machines can also be used in other sectors to push economic growth.
“The food security of Amerindia communities will be supported and sustained during the long challenge we face in the pandemic. In doing so, we have invested in acquiring 112 tractors, which will go to Amerindia villages that do not have tractors. These machineries are used in the agriculture, forestry, and transportation sectors; enhance and embrace the development of these sectors in the diverse hinterland and Amerindian communities, ”Sukhai told a group of Toshaos.
The Minister noted that after taking office last year, resources are being deployed immediately to North Pakaraimas and other areas, due to shortages. Since then, many regions have benefited from support since then.