Emily sharing some of her produce. Photo Author Filippo Berardi Meet Emily and her husband Muacir. They have a small farm, about one acre, in the south of Guyana’s Rupununi in Region 9—a beautiful, diverse, and remote area of the country that contains both savannah and rainforest. Emily and Muacir plant a variety of crops including bananas, peppers, pumpkins and the … [Read more...] about The Rupununi Innovation Fund – helping small enterprises in Guyana’s Rupununi
Money for forests, that’s essentially Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. And why not? Almost 80% of Guyana is covered in rainforest: suitable for timber extraction, post-harvest agriculture, and it has significant mineral deposits below its surface. The question for any administration in a developing country is “how to accelerate the development process to attain the … [Read more...] about Sustainable Development: Can money for forest conservation really work?
In the rivers and ponds of Guyana's unspoiled rain forest, there is a place where sport fishing can help preserve the country's natural resources and culture by supporting its indigenous peoples in a responsible way. This Sports Fishing Cluster project was launched by Compete Caribbean this month to support a cluster of eco-lodges in the North Rupununi of Guyana to … [Read more...] about Sports Fishing Project Preserving Guyana’s Natural Resources