GUYANA-AGRICULTURE-Jamaican company signs agreement with local company to help build agricultural sector.

The Jamaica-based company, HandL Agro, has signed an agreement with the Agricultural and Public Health Solutions (APSOL) to help develop and sustain agriculture in Guyana.

The agreement was signed on Sunday, the final day of the Caribbean Agri-Investment forum and expo.

Deputy CEO of HandL Group, Olive Downer Walsh (left) and Managing Director of APSOL, Alvin Parag signing agreement.

APSOL provides seedlings, seeds, chemicals and special agricultural support to farmers and plant enthusiast, while HandL Agro is regarded as Jamaica's largest retailer and wholesaler of building materials, home improvement supplies and agricultural inputs.

The partnership will result in APSOL distributing HandL products, including potting soil which they will be supplying to Guyana market. It will also result in persons being employed here to aid in educating consumers, particularly farmers on the use of the products.

The deputy chief executive officer of HandL Group, Olive Downer Walsh, said the partnership is of 'extreme' importance and value to the company.

'It's not just about getting the products sold. It's about how we are going to work together as we seek to drive that...

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