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– probable infestations compound issueThe rice industry is essentially the lifeblood of the Essequibo Coast, according toPaddy along the Essequibo main highway.the vast majority of those living in the Region. However as one female resident recently told Kaieteur News, “rice is in a real bad situation.”Since rice is the major economic activity, the livelihood for many of the district’s inhabitants relies heavily on farming. Last March,Wholesale China Jerseys, many of those very rice farmers resorted to protest action due to the dire state of the last harvest. Most of the rice lands have been damaged due to recent flooding. The problems for the farmers arose when it was time for them to pay the rent on the land they used to cultivate; with a bad crop farmers aren’t able to pay.Moreover, tensions in rice cultivation for the Region are compounded when Essequibo farmers continue to decry late paddy payments by millers and the price that they are paid per bag of paddy. Essequibo farmers also feel that it is a time for a revision of the Rice Factories Act.According to the farmers this publication interviewed, many of the farmers’ grievances stillRice fields along the Essequibo Coaststem from the low prices millers are offering them for their paddy after it is harvested. Such is the case for rice farmer Faizal (only name given).“In the Essequibo Coast rice millers pay about $1400 for a bag right now,” the rice farmer related. He continued to explain that with the grade being sold at that price it would prove an unsustainable investment for him to pursue,NFL Jerseys Wholesale, since he produces it at $2800 per bag.As a result, Faizal said that he has fallen back on the cash crops he produces to make up for the losses he’s experienced in rice. However, while cash crops like pepper, bora and ochro provide an alternative for Faizal,Cheap Wholelsale NFL jerseys, they still incur their own losses as transportation costs from Essequibo to Georgetown are too high. When it comes to marketability, the farmer explained that Essequibo is not a viable option since produce is in abundance in the Region, as so many persons make their livelihood through farming.According to a friend of the farmer, Kishan Persaud, this abundance of farmers creates a challenge for those who choose to sell their produce in the market.“Here in Essequibo there are cash crops in abundance,” said Persaud, “while (someone will) buy squash for around $200 in Georgetown, we in Essequibo sell it for $50. Sometimes people are even giving them away for free!”Persaud also shared the sentiment that transportation costs are an issue for farmers looking to branch out from rice into other cash crops. He said that the current situation with rice is enough to motivate any farmer to diversify their produce,Wholesale NFL Jerseys, but contended that market isn’t there to do so.Sharing this very opinion was another farmer, Diane Persaud. She said that while cash crop production faces no setback, the problem may lie in the number of persons selling crops outside rice.“There are more sellers than buyers. Who would you sell to?” asked the former rice farmer.Speaking to this publication on the current state of rice, Persaud admitted that the last crop was indeed terrible. However while some farmers may blame the Government or the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Persaud posited that the problem stemmed from bug infestation.“The paddy this time around went through a lot of bug infestations, farmers spraying two/three times a week and they can’t get rid of the infestation,Cheap Football Jerseys,” related Persaud. She further said that the infestation in this last crop was not like “regular bugs”, and that it amounted to being constant pests.When asked why the infestation was such a problem this time around, Persaud responded that it could be a result of the bugs from the swamplands combined with irregular water supply and weather.“Sometimes you get something called a blast,” said the former rice farmer.Persaud was referring to a ‘rice blast’, a disease caused by a type of fungus which causes serious losses in rice crops. The blast, according to Persaud, could have been caused by a period of dry weather followed by sudden wet weather. This creates the conditions conducive to the detrimental rice blast.“That is why the price of the paddy is so atrocious,” said Persaud, “the farmers had been promised at least $3800 per bag but because of the bugs,Cheap Jerseys From China, millers are not giving the farmers the price.”Meanwhile, this publication contacted the Guyana Rice Developmennt Board (GRDB) for a comment on the pricing for paddy bags by millers. An official from the organisation explained that the pricing could indeed be as a result of a paddy bug infestation. The official said that rice production is not faced with any issue but the problem faced by farmers may have to do with management of the crop on their end.He said that paddy bugs affect the paddy grade, which subsequently affects how they are purchased by millers. Farmers can have the same infestation, but how one manages the crop makes all the difference in the paddy produced, said the GRDB official.“A bad crop can mean anything,” related the official, “various things, like a paddy bug infestation can affect the grade of someone’s crop and will influence how millers purchase paddy from farmers.”
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