Special thanks to Emilia Bagnicka (IGA Regional Director for Eastern Europe) for sharing this information.
On September 26-27, 2019, the conference “Raising and breeding of native goat breeds with a particular focus on production and dissemination of traditional dairy products” took place, in the manor house Ostoia in Klimkówka (Podkarpackie voivodship, Poland).
The meeting was organized by the Department of Sheep and Goat Breeding of the National Research Institute of Animal Production in Balice near Krakow as a part of the project BIOSTRATEG II “The directions of use and the conservation of farm animal genetic resources under sustainable development” financed by the National Centre for Research and Development. The participants of the conference were breeders of Carpathian goats, researchers from scientific entities such as the National Research Institute of National Production, the University of Life Science in Lublin, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding in Jastrzębiec, and employees of the Regional Association of Sheep and Goat Breeders in Nowy Targ.
Celebrating the Life of a Great and Gentle Soul
Camillus Omondi Osundo Ahuya passed away on February 3, 2020. Camillus was selfless and frank, honest and dedicated professional, compassionate and loving. He was a great father, and above all a wonderful and devoted husband. Born on September 9, 1952; the first-born son of Edward Ahuya Osundo and Paulina Washika, in East Uholo location, Mung’ao sub – location, Uluthe village. He was a brother to the late Peter Agutu Ahuya, the late Patrick Okoyo and the late Odhiambo.
Camillus lived his life in service to humanity, always willing to extend a helping hand to anyone in need and giving his very best to his wife, Beatrice Achieno Ahuya, and their children: Jeffery Otieno Ahuya, Catherine Achieng Ahuya, Antony Onyango Ahuya, Maureen Achieno Oluoch, Nelly Achieng Juma, Pauline Washika Ahuya, Duncan Robert Ahuya and Brian Omondi Ahuya.
Tribute to Camillus Ahuya
Written by Christie Peacock
I have known my dear friend Ahuya for a little over 40 years. We were both passionate about the power of the humble goat to transform the lives of Africa’s rural families. When I was recruiting for the Meru goat project there was only one man I wanted to work on the project and that was the gentle giant, Camillus Ahuya. Ahuya had that rare combination of being a highly knowledgeable professional but also a very practical man. When that was combined with his big heart and hard work, he became a powerful force for change among the rural communities he served. I will never forget his kindness to me and my family and also of his gentle dancing in my home in England. For me he was kindness in human form. Rest in Peace Big Man.
Like most of the U.S. economy, the sheep and goat industry is expected to take a few hard knocks from the COVID-19 epidemic as restaurants close temporarily, and more people work from home.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Sheep and Goat Specialist Reid Redden tells producers that COVID-19 is causing major market disruptions in the sheep and goat industry. The disease couldn’t have worse timing, striking during the biggest peak in the supply-demand season for lamb, Redden said. A few weeks ago, the American Lamb Board had indicated retail sales of lamb increased 50 percent before COVID-19 started impacting the U.S. economy.
The IGA Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 13th International Conference on Goats.
The new date is 3-8 October 2021.
Even though the 13th ICG is several months away, the current COVID-19 crisis has made it extremely difficult to plan any large gathering. We know the dangers of infectious diseases and the need to prevent exposure, so rather than put people at risk unnecessarily, the Board of Directors postponed this conference.
As the COVID-19 Global Pandemic moves across the world, we send our sincere hope for good health and protection to the entire IGA family. We are all affected by this situation, some more seriously than others.
We need to support each other professionally and personally as best we can. And we need a future where robust science informs public policy to prevent this type of tragedy. May we, our families, and colleagues endure this current situation, and we will see you again in Hungary in 2021!
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Organisers of ICG2021
On behalf of the 5th AADGC 2020 organizing committee, we would like to inform you that due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The AADGC board and the 5th AADGC 2020 organizing committee have unanimously decided to postpone the event to another date, which has not been decided yet. We have monitored the COVID-19 situation for the best time to have a great success and safe for the conference and all participants, respectively.
We also apologize for any inconvenience caused by postponing the conference and hope to see all of you at this important international event to celebrate all together.
The Organizing Secretary will contact all parties involved (Speakers, Sponsors & Exhibitors, Delegates, Poster Presenters, and others) with further information.
Take care and best regards.
Visit the AADGC website for more information, http://aadgc2020.com.
El pueblo originario wayuu representa el 20% de la población indígena de Colombia, siendo la etnia con mayor representatividad.
Ha habitado históricamente en la peninsula de LaGuajira. Son considerados población binacional, ya que su territorio se encuentra distribuido entre el norte de Colombia y Venezuela. El wayunaiki es su lengua nativa de tradición principalmente oral. La Sociedad Wayuu presenta una estructura de carácter matrilineal, se encuentran organizados por clanes.
Greetings to the IGA Community! We hope that you are safe and well.
The current COVID-19 crisis has created extraordinary changes in our world. We know the dangers of infectious diseases and the need to prevent exposure. It has become challenging to plan any large gathering, so rather than put people at risk unnecessarily, the IGA Board decided to postpone the 13th International Conference on Goat.
A new date has not been chosen. We will continue to monitor the situation and hope to announce the change soon.
Unfortunately, because the 13th ICG is postponed, elections for the new Board will be delayed. When a new date for the conference is selected, we will send out an official call for nominations. Any IGA member in good standing (meaning their membership dues are up-to-date) can be nominated to serve a four-year term. Check our website regularly for more information in the coming days and months!
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.