A week-long livestock survey and characterization training is underway at the Central Agricultural Research Institute or CARI in Bong County. The head of the livestock department at CARI, Dr. Arthur Bob Karnuah, told our correspondent that the training which brings together over forty participants, will give an understanding of the genetic resources in the country relative to the four species, including beef cattle, goat, sheep and pigs.
Dr. Karnuah added that the enumerators, who are currently at the training, will be deployed in the fifteen counties to report basic available information on the four species from the counties. He added that such information would be very essential on grounds that the population of the species in each county and the country at large will be known.
Speaking at the official opening, CARI’s Director General Walter Wiles admonished the participants to take the training seriously. Dr. Wiles indicated that Liberia can minimize the importation of beef cattle with their involvement in beef cattle production.
The CARI Director General said the institute was currently on the brink of becoming better than its pre-war status. He urged participants to go out and get the necessary information following the training, adding that it would help the country. Participants of the training are drawn from the fifteen political subdivisions of Liberia.
The training is being supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
By Papa Morris from Suakoko, Bong County-Edited by Goerge Barpeen