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Resource National Master Plan for Agricultural Development in Suriname: Summary
Type Policy Paper
Last update: 06/07/2018
Type: Policy Paper
Language English
Year of publication: 2016
Citation: Part of the National Master Plan for Agricultural Development in Suriname: 1. Agriculture Developement in Surinam 2. Agriclture-Atlas 3. Agriculture -Executive Summary 4. Aquaculture Business Plan 5. Citrus Business Plan 6. Rice Business Plan 7. Vegetable Business Plan
Authors: Kaplan Planners
Target countries: Suriname
Download: 2,905kb
Summary The Final Report of The National Master Plan for Agricultural Development in Suriname summarizes the in-depth work process of the last two years which has resulted in a recommended comprehensive policy for agricultural development in Suriname.
The Plan introduces a comprehensive change in the approach to agriculture – from subsistence agriculture to commercial, export-oriented and knowledge-driven modern agriculture. A change of this kind has the power to bring forth a significant improvement in the national budget, decreasing imports and creating new job opportunities in agriculture and its byproducts. The Plan emphasizes the government's role in the development of agriculture through incentivizing and assisting the private sector to pursue agricultural endeavors in the various districts.
The main report is accompanied by detailed business plans which constitute the implementation aspect of the Master Plan – the development of specific projects in several branches of the agricultural sector to be scattered across Suriname's northern districts. The report also includes an atlas containing digitized maps (GIS) that depict the existing agricultural distribution in Suriname, and the proposed focused efforts in the different districts.
These three volumes summarize in practical terms the large effort that has been made, in accordance with the work plan. The final report joins a series of intermediate reports that were submitted during the working period, which include a detailed description of current conditions, a mapping of natural resources and of Mr. Winston Caldeira Director IDCS The Republic of Suriname existing potential and opportunities. Many individuals have participated in this effort: Ministry of Agriculture staff, IDCS staff, and Kaplan's staff of consultants. We thank you sincerely for the warm welcome and the cordiality you have shown us throughout this process, and the opportunity that you have given us to contribute to and assist with the agricultural development in Suriname, as an important element of the country's economy and prosperity.
The Master Plan that we are submitting is only the beginning of a new and challenging direction for Surinamese agriculture. This path combines modern, specialized technological development, together with attention and care for the communities and individuals who pursue an agricultural occupation.
In the proposed course of action, the government plays an important role in eliminating obstacles and creating opportunities for the development of agricultural projects, and thereby serving as an impetus for private entrepreneurs who will subsequently follow an independent path.
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 313 Fishery
311 Agriculture  
1.2 Institutional dimension Policy Development  
1.3 Natural dimension Water
Land/Soils  
1.4 Target group(s) 1. Local communities
5. Decision makers/Policymakers  
2.1 Production System Irrigated system
1. Mono-culture
6. Livestock system  
2.2 Production Chain 2. Production & Management
4. Harvesting
7. Marketing  
2.3 Commodity group Fishery products
Food crops
Livestock