Regional programme launched to increase goat, sheep meat production

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JAMAICA has endorsed a regional programme that seeks to improve the stock of sheep and goats in the country while training persons in animal husbandry, with particular emphasis on small ruminants.

The Latin American Small Ruminants Programme and the Caribbean Small Ruminants Capacity-uilding Programme are funded by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, and the Government of New Zealand.

Apart from Jamaica, it involves six other Caribbean countries, namely Saint Lucia, Guyana, Belize, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, and Grenada.

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J C Hutchinson said the project, launched here last week, will provide immense benefits to the Caribbean.

Read more at: Jamaica Observer

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