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World Food Day, 16 October 2016

West Berbice Sheep, Goat Expo and Fair in Guyana

Guyana - 09/10/2016

The West Berbice Sheep, Goat Expo and Fair in Guyana is an annual event organized by the West Berbice Sheep and Goat Association (WBS&GA) in collaboration with Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) and FAO. This year the event took place on on 9 October.  The event offered an opportunity for Sheep and Goat farmers, many of whom are women, to showcase the best of their flock.  FAO has been working with WBS&GA for more than three years.

FAO supplied a quantity of veterinary drugs, tools and 3 trophies for distribution to outstanding farmers. The FAO Representative in Guyana, the Head of the Guyana Livestock Development Board and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture all delivered statements at the opening ceremony. FAO mounted a booth and distributed several brochures and leaflets on the work of the organization both globally and locally in Guyana.