First Farmers Consultation To Be Held Today

The first in a series of Farmers Consultations will be held here today, as the Ministry of Agriculture embarks on a nation-wide Artificial Insemination and Breeding Programme.

The programme is being implemented through a collaborative effort involving the Ministry of Agriculture and the Cuban Embassy here.

It will be conducted by Dr. Adael Bernal-Sol a reproduction specialist from Cuba as part of ongoing efforts to develop the livestock sector.

The program’s lead co-ordinator Dr. Coleen Phillps said Dr. Bernal-Sol will be responsible for carrying out a general assessment on livestock production in SVG.

He will also train technical staff, work along with Ministry officials at various government stations and provide Artificial Insemination to commercial farmers. Dr. Phillps explained that a series of farmers’ consultation meetings will be held throughout the country.

These meeting will discuss issues of livestock development as the ministry embarks upon initiating artificial insemination in small and large ruminants.

The first meeting well be held on this afternoon at the Fitz Hughes Learning Resource Centre from 4:00pm