Economist: land tenure a key issue

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    Land tenure is one issue that must be addressed if the local agricultural sector is to develop and thrive.

    And while the Finance Minister has promised in the 2020 Budget to ensure tenure in the financial year ahead, one economist says there may still bureaucracy to overcome.

    Dr Vaalmiki Arjoon spoke with 103FM News today.

    He does have a suggestion on how the land tenure process can be made easier for all those involved.

    Dr Arjoon says steps must also be taken to ensure the promised $500 million stimulus package is readily accessible to farmers when the time comes.

    Regarding the positive in the Budget, he welcomed the announcement that a private sector operator will be introduced to run the Port of Port of Spain.