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IICA donates $1M towards St. Stanislaus Farm recovery
left, Vice-President of St. Stanislaus College Association, Mr. Maurice
Watson, Assistant Manager, St. Stanislaus College Farm, Mr. Rohan (only
name given), IICA Representative, Mr. Cromwell Crawford, Manager of the
Farm, Mr. Mahadeo Mansaran, Chairman of the Farm Committee, Mr. Chris
Fernandes, Committee Member of the Association, Mrs. Camille DeGroot and
Association Treasurer, Mr. Suresh Singh looking at one of the machines
in the milking parlour at the farm Tuesday.
(IICA) has made a $1M donation to St. Stanislaus College Farm Committee,
towards the recovery programme following the recent flood that also affected
After the cheque was handed over
by IICA Representative in Guyana
Mr. Cromwell Crawford, the farm consultant, Mr. Kelvin Craig said the
money will be used to resuscitate the Antelope grass
pasture, refurbish the milking parlour and repair the dairy processing
unit and training centre.
Crawford said IICA has been associated with the enterprise for more than
20 years, utilising resources to transfer technologies from different
parts of the world for the training of hundreds of students, farmers and
technicians at the Sophia, Greater Georgetown location.
He was, therefore, pleased to support the post-flooding rehabilitation,
including with 50 mineral blocks.Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Chris
Fernandes acknowledged the significant contributions IICA made to the
development of the farm since 1983 when a model
dairy unit was set up there and he again thanked the benefactor agency
for the additional assistance.
He disclosed that the farm lost hundreds of poultry livestock and feed
in the floods and said the damage done to the dairy production unit was
a tremendous setback to the operations.
Fernandes also announced that they have received a gift of Cdn$5,000 from
Vice-President of the Association, Mr. Maurice Watson, on behalf of the
of the Alumni Association
.Compliments of the Guyana