The Rotary Club of Georgetown has joined forces with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in a three-year agreement to facilitate sustainable development in Guyana’s Agriculture sector.
The agreement was signed recently by Georgetown Rotary President, Ramona Singh and IICA Country Representative, Wilmont Garnett at the Georgetown Club.
“The signing of this agreement today is a significant achievement for the Club as it advances Rotary’s service areas which are focused on seven broad categories: Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water and Sanitation; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; Peace and Conflict Resolution and Economic and Community Development and Support for the Environment,” remarked President Singh.
She added that both Rotary and IICA are organisations that share similar interests in promoting and facilitating sustainable development, especially in rural communities with a specific focus on the vulnerable.
The IICA Country Rep. echoed similar sentiments and added that the partnership will see the rolling out of several scholarships and internships to promote sustainable development, with emphasis on facilitating access and expertise in pursuit of sustainable development in Guyana.
The Rotary Club will also benefit from the direct technical cooperation from IICA in the establishment of environmentally friendly community beautification projects in the capital city.
IICA is the specialised agency for agriculture of the Inter-American System that supports the efforts of Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being.
The Institute has broad-based experience in areas such as technology and innovation for agriculture, agricultural health, food safety and quality, international agricultural trade, family farming, rural development, natural resource management, and the bioeconomy.
The Institute also provides cooperation services through close and permanent work with its 34 Member States, addressing their needs in a timely manner.