Agro-Processing Unit

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The Agro-Processing Unit of the Guyana School of Agriculture

The Agro-Processing sector is critical to Guyana’s development. It establishes a vital link between the Industry and Agricultural economy. This economy has enormous growth potential since emphasis is being placed on Agricultural Diversification which focuses on a wide range of commodities with the expectation of an increase in food production and a corresponding increase in the consumption of value-added food products.

Agro-Processing Workstation Area for Students and Staff of Agro-Processing Unit

The Agro-Processing Workstation Area for Students and Staff of the Agro-Processing Unit

With the change in lifestyles and food habits, there is an increasing demand for value added food products. The growth of the Agro-Processing industry brings immense benefits to the economy, enhancing productivity, creating employment and raising life-standards of the peoples across the country, especially those in rural areas.

The Guyana School of Agriculture provides training in value-added commodities to the Diploma in Agriculture and Certificate in Agriculture Programmes through the implementation of courses in Food Science and Agro Processing.

 

Agro-Processing Workstation Area for Students and Staff of Agro-Processing Unit

The Agro-Processing Workstation Area for Students and Staff of the Agro-Processing Unit

In addition, the department provides intense training to the students involved in Agro-Processing Programme who are expected to enter the Food Processing Industry. These students cover a wide range of Food Safety and Preservation Techniques during their courses in adding value to commodities.

The Agro-Processing Unit of the Guyana School of Agriculture is currently being managed by Ms. Grace Parris.