The Agricultural industrial park will focus on large scale planting through
hydroponics- vertical farming system and large scale mechanized farming
system. The main vegetables produce shall be Cassava, Okra and maize
and the proposed IGI Agricultural Industrial Park initiatives shall be as a
means to drive rural industrialization and job creation in Guyana and the
Caribbean. The park is expected to create over 60,000 new jobs in the rural
The park will provide modern infrastructure, and support services to
companies, as well as provide opportunities for skills development, and
help attract domestic and foreign investment.
The proposed Agro-industrial Park will be designed and planned to be a
well-equipped and engineering prepared site designed for agricultural
enterprises in conjunction with scientific, technical and educational
institutions, equipped with modern laboratories and exhibition space.
It will act as a communication platform for business, science and
education. It will serve as a coordinating and administrative Centre for
advanced agricultural enterprises and associated industries. Moreover, it
will be a technology center of personnel support for professional training
and advanced training of specialists in modern agriculture. The Park will get
a complex of unique exhibition spaces for the presentation of innovative soil
less planting techniques, technologies and agricultural products
The proposed IGI Agro-Industrial Parks (AIPs) in Guyana as defined are units
that will add value to agricultural products, both food and non-food, by
producing agro products which are marketable, usable, edible, or by
improving storability and food security, or by providing the link from farm to
market or part thereof.
It will be integrated clustering model that combines different agro-
production chains, thus maximizing operational synergies, economies of
scale, and income generation activities for the community it is located in.
By targeting the hydroponics vertical farming system, large scales
mechanized farming and integration of value-chains, AIPs aim at achieving
sustainable development goals in the area in which they are established
The general objective of the proposed agro-park is to support several
distinct areas dedicated to processing, logistics platforms, R&D, training,
and technology transfer, business incubators, service areas, and other
common facilities. Basically, the Agro-park has to fit in a network containing
three strategic functions.
Rural Transformation Centre:
combining farming, harvesting
collection and storage of farmers’ products with rural development
Agro Production and Packaging:
combining production, processing,
collection, R&D, trade, and social functions
serves a metropolitan market in a consumer
responsive way throughout the year.
Out of a total global production estimated at 8.9 million tonnes (10.68bn),
Africas’s output make up 22.5 percent valued at $2.38 billion. Globally,
Africa is the second largest producer after India’s production volume of 5.51
million tonnes. Other contenders are Sudan, Mali, Pakistan and Ivory Coast.