As part of a new initiative, the International Goat Association wishes to officially recognize the most active Country Representatives (CR) and Regional Directors (RD). RDs and CRs are a very important part of IGA, and we greatly appreciate all that they do: promoting IGA and our International Conference on Goats, organizing in-country and regional conferences, soliciting new members, preparing country reports for IGA’s Newsletter, etc.
The Regional Director & Country Representative Committee recently selected the individuals who have done an outstanding job representing IGA in their region or country during the past year, and we wish to congratulate them for their involvement and successes.
The 2018 IGA Achievement Award recipients are Emilia Bagnicka (RD for Eastern Europe) and Clara Viviana Rúa Bustamante (CR for Colombia).
Additionally, we would like to thank the other Country Representatives, Regional Directors, and members who helped make 2018 such a wonderful success.
Livio Costa-Junior, IGA Country Representative for Brazil
Increasing goat production in Brazil: Overview and challenges
Ylva Persson, IGA Country Representative for Sweden
Goat from a Swedish Perspective
Francisco de Asís Ruiz, IGA Regional Director for Western Europe
The potential of indigenous goat breeds and the increase in consumption of cheese
Angelika Stemmer, IGA country Representative from Bolivia
Country Report from Bolivia
Mouad Chentouf, IGA Regional Director for North Africa
La ganaderia caprina en Marruecos
Country report - The goat industry in Morocco (December Newsletter)
Yumiko Kawamura, IGA member from Japan
Nepal trip report - Goats and the Chepang people
Vicki McLean, IGA Country Representative from New Zealand
Country report - New Zealand dairy goat industry
Yoshiaki Hayashi, IGA Country Representative from Japan
Greetings from the new CR from Japan
Other important work
Farhad Mirzaei, IGA Country Representative from Iran
His continuing efforts to have World Goat Day an official recognized celebration by FAO.