US Volunteer doctors to review Guyana cattle, dairy industry

GUYANA - Volunteers from Partners of the Americas' Farmer to Farmer programme are expected to review the status of the local cattle industry and to make recommendations for the marketing of its dairy products.
calendar icon 11 January 2007
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According to a press release from the organisation, the programme's volunteers and doctors Geoffrey A Benson, Steven P Washburn, Francis X Higdon and John E Rushing started work here on January 6 and will remain up to January 20th to review the status of the cattle industry with a view to evaluating the possibilities of developing an export market for beef and to make recommendations for the dairy industry and product market.

The doctors will meet with officials of the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Dairy Development Project, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, the National Agricultural Research Institute and the Guyana Dairy Development Project as well as with cattle farmers and other cattle industry stakeholders.

The team is also expected to meet with officials from the United States (US) Embassy and the US Agency for International Development.

Source: Stabroek News
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