Aimed at creating a self-sustaining food supply within the prison system, the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) through its agriculture programme has harvested a quantity of vegetables and fruits at its respective Farms recently.
A quantity of Eschalot, Cauliflower, Pineapple, Bananas and Plantains were harvested.
Director of Prisons, Nicklon Elliot, expressed that the programme’s strategic goal is to maximise yields through the service’s investment in large scale farming for the prison industry.
Meanwhile, Elliot disclosed that farming (including poultry farming) for the first half of the year has been productive and has resulted in the GPS reaping 2,085 kilogrammes (kg) of boulanger, 979kg of bora, 1463kg of pak choy, 591kg of pumpkin, 304kg of papaya, 590kg of passion fruit, 236kg of cherry, 9,831kg of chicken, and 941 trays of eggs.
The recent efforts are focussed on ensuring that farms are utilised to sufficiently supply the needs of the prison population in the coming years.
Over 60 inmates are currently been train in agricultural production.