Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Update from the Field: Marketing and Horticulture in Guyana

Daniel Shaneyfelt just finished his trip to Guyana, having provided expert assistance in marketing to help small processors position themse access international markets. They produce products such as hot sauces, honey, and jams.  Mr. Shaneyfelt collaborated closely with EMRETEC-Guyana, which supports local micro-enterprises and entrepreneurs.

Dr. Buckner (left) and Garner (2nd from left) meet with the KKFCLA
Currently in Guyana are Drs. James Garner and Steven Buckner, who have traveled to Guyana to support local groups, including the Kuru Kururu Farmers' Crop and Livestock Association, in eddo (taro) production and soil fertility, and water quality management and testing, respectively.

Dr. Garner maintains a longstanding collaboration between the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff and the local groups participating in the FTF-Guyana Program, especially the KKFCLA.

Consulting a map of the surrounding farms and waterways

Members of the KKFCLA discuss ideas with Dr. Garner

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