The Minister of Finance has a very good idea with a $500 million stimulus package for the agriculture sector.
It is extremely difficult to obtain foreign exchange from banks at the moment.
If land were leased by the Government to farmers for the planting of corn or soya beans, which could then be processed into soya bean oil, where is the foreign exchange coming from to import the tractors and reaping equipment, and also factory equipment to manufacture soya bean oil?
The minister must first improve the availability of foreign exchange at the banks for anyone to be interested.
Anthony J Arrindell
Port of Spain