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“Genetic Improvement in Sheep and Goat Project (Belize)” to be Implemented Soon

“Genetic Improvement in Sheep and Goat Project (Belize)” to be Implemented Soon

In order to improve the sheep breed, increase farmer’s income and promote the development of the sheep and goat industry in Belize, the TaiwanICDF and the government of Belize have forged cooperation in the “Genetic Improvement in Sheep and Goat Project”. The agreement of this project has been signed respectively by His Excellency, Deng Huang Ho, the Ambassador to Belize, on behalf of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Gaspar Vega in his capacity as Minister for Agriculture on the 2nd of December of this year (2015).

In Belize, the sheep and goat industry possesses high potential and comparatively low environmental impacts, but the lack of relevant technology and capability is a pressing issue. Therefore, the Government of Belize would like to take advantage of the reproduction and genetic improvement technology and the abundant experiences from Taiwan. This project is the first one of its kind carried out by the TaiwanICDF in Central America. Through setting up the National Sheep and Goat Breeding Center at the Central Farm, importing high-quality pure breeds and establishing a breeding and selection scheme, the sheep breeds and productivity will be immensely improved, thereby fulfilling the goal of increased quality and quantity for the Belizean sheep and goat industry.

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  • Date:2015/12/15