Guyana: agricultural sector assessment
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA)
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55 ref. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the main technological challenges which the region will have to meet if agriculture is to play an effective role in the economic order of the region and the world. The second section of this paper is a brief discussion of the characteristics of the new agriculture. The third examines the issues of equity and sustainability as necessary preconditions for any development strategy, while the fourth assesses the opportunities and obstacles that exist in the international arenas where actions will have to be undertaken. Technological issues and the research and development challenges posed by the new agriculture are analyzed in the fifth section. Some remarks on institutional considerations which should figure in this process are presented in the sixth and final section.
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