Tri-country collaboration to eradicate carambola fruit fly

first_imgGuyana, Brazil and Suriname are collaborating to eradicate the carambola fruit fly, which plagues agricultural produce and poses economic and environmental challenges in the Region.NAREI CEO, Dr Oudho HomenauthAt a workshop hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) on Wednesday, National Agricultural and Research Extension Institute (NAREI) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Oudho Homenauth said the exercise was centred on the elimination of the carambola fruit fly, which poses a serious threat. Dr Homenauth is of the view that there is a need for collaboration to effectively address the issue.“It is recognised that no one country in the Region can seriously manage the pest problem. We all have to work together. So, it is imperative that our efforts be combined; and the three countries – that is Guyana, Suriname and Brazil – have agreed to work together to have a unified approach to make a difference,” Dr Homenauth is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.The NAREI CEO said that as Guyana continued to expand its non-traditional agricultural sector, systems needed to be in place to protect crops.That was seconded by Permanent Secretary in the Agriculture Ministry, Delma Nedd, who noted the effects of the carambola fruit fly on Guyana’s agricultural development. She said studies show the fly was responsible for as much as 50 per cent yield loss of the carambola crop.“The increased movement of people and commodities, along with the porosity of Guyana’s border, increases the likelihood for the introduction and establishment of plant pests and diseases. Therefore, the implementation of concerted pest eradication efforts among Guyana, Brazil and Suriname, will alleviate the challenges faced in the control and eradication of the carambola fruit fly.”Nedd added that the Agriculture Ministry will continue its monitoring and assessment to eradicate the agricultural pest.last_img read more

‘He’s the American John Stones!’ – Chelsea fans react to signing

first_img1 New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga Chelsea signing of New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga, for £3.5m, raised a few eyebrows.The United States international wrapped up a move to Stamford Bridge, but are Blues supporters excited by the prospect of a player with limited experience in Major League Soccer trying his luck in England’s top flight?Check out what they think below…last_img

DONEGAL MAN ARRESTED FOR HYDE PARK BOMBING IS PEACE WORKER

first_imgThe Donegal man arrested in connection with the notorious Hyde Park bombings has been working on a project to bring Republicans and Loyalists together.John Downey, a married father from Ards, Creeslough is in police custody after being arrested at Gatwick Airport.But Donegal Daily has learned that Downey, who is originally from Clare but has lived locally for more than 30 years, works with Abhaile Aris. Downey works as an Outreach Worker with the Letterkenny-based organisation which aims to help ex-prisoners and people displaced by the conflict in the North.He is close friends with MLA Pat Doherty who lives in nearby Carrigart.As well as a background in aquaculture, Downey is regarded as a very committed community worker.His friend and colleague at Abhaile Aris, Cllr Gerry McMonagle, said he cannot understand why Downey has been arrested.Cllr McMonagle, revealed how Downey has been to England on several occasions and was never interviewed or interfered with by police.“I simply have to ask “why?” This is a disgrace what has happened and it makes a mockery of the Good Friday Agreement.“John Downey has been committed to the Peace Process for several years and has worked closely with both sides of the community.“He has worked with the loyalist community in Northern Ireland in developing the Peace Process.“The British Government cannot have it both ways. They are either committed to the Peace Process of they are not,” he said.DONEGAL MAN ARRESTED FOR HYDE PARK BOMBING IS PEACE WORKER was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CreesloughHyde Park bombingsJohn Downeylast_img read more