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, Carolyn Rodrigues, will be going to the neighbouring country for the much-touted CARICOM/Brazil Summit. President Bharrat Jagdeo is also attending the forum.The agreement will follow-up on four technical co-operation agreements between the governments of Guyana and Brazil signed early last year to boost agriculture development. These agreements were signed via the Ministry of Agriculture and the Brazilian Co-operation Agency.Government had said that areas of co-operation catered for upland rice production, corn production, aquaculture and forestry expertise.The upland rice production project would have provided opportunities for rice cultivation in hinterland regions. Rice is normally imported from the coast at a relatively high price. Also,Cheap NFL Jerseys
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