Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, made another food production proposal to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Now, countries will soon leverage hydroponics to grow kale, strawberries, and other high-value crops.

This is according to Guyana’s Agriculture Minister, Zulfikar Mustapha, who chairs the Ministerial Task Force on Food Security in CARICOM.

Mustapha told the News Room that President Ali engaged fellow leaders in integrating hydroponics into food production efforts.

This is a form of farming that typically involves using little to no soil. And hydroponics can be done in shade houses where the conditions for growth can be controlled.