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Prospects for agricultural water management
According to the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) Strategic Plan 2012-2022, some of the projections for the rice industry are to improve 70 percent of the drainage and irrigation schemes in the rice sector and to increase yields of rice to 6 tons/ha. It also identifies the need for funding so that adequate irrigation requirement for expansion of cultivation are achieved, indicating that the agricultural sector is projected to grow.
The long-term plan for the development of the agriculture sector is evident in the construction of the largest Sugar Factory in the Caribbean Region, Skeldon, with assistance from the World Bank.