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The end of any year is a good time for reflection and assessment, but this has been a year like no other. We have all been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of us have lost family, friends, and colleagues. As more people worked from home and faced recurring travel restrictions, IGA members, and Board endeavored to provide more online content and opportunities. The feedback so far has been enthusiastic, with requests for more content in more languages, and we agree! Check the website or social media for updates. And please share any new content from your institution or country! Thank you.
The International Goat Association typically holds the International Goat Conference every four years, but COVID required that we postpone it. The new dates are October 3-8, 2021, and it will still be in Eger, Hungary, but check the IGA website for updates. Here is the ICG Conference website: www.icg2020.org.
The IGA Board of Directors held two virtual meetings this year, on March 24 and October 2, plus a Strategic Planning meeting on December 7. I give special thanks to all of the Board members who have agreed to extend their terms an additional year due to COVID and who also participated in our online and Zoom discussions with great enthusiasm and insight. The new IGA Strategic Plan will be posted on the website once finalized, and it will guide us through the changing world we will find in 2021 and onwards. I want to commend the Strategic Planning Committee, chaired by Davinia Sánchez, and committee members Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, Dilip Bhandari, and Paula Menzies for guiding this crucial process for IGA to increase activity, visibility, and impact.
Dear IGA Friends and Family,
I am delighted to announce that we have adopted a new logo and will be updating the IGA website to give it a fresh new look!
The updated website will be more engaging and more straightforward to navigate and serve us well for many years. You will see changes happen on our website throughout October. Please join me in thanking Christian De Vries for the beautiful design and improved functionality of our website.
We also wish to thank Evans Torres for assisting us with the IGA website redesign and for our excellent new logo. To learn more about Evans, click here.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on all of us, so we hope that this news will be a bright spot in a challenging year.
We believe IGA will be well-positioned to be the leader on all goat related activities in the post-COVID world.
Beth A. Miller, DVM
International Goat Association
The IGA wishes to give special thanks to Evans Torres for assisting us with the redesign of the IGA website and for our wonderful new logo.
Evans is a graphic designer with 20 years of experience. His academic, human, and labor training has focused on the development and implementation of useful creative designs in the field of visual communication. With extensive experience in handling specialized 2D and 3D software, he is a professional committed to design, research, leadership, and teamwork. At present he works at Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo developing the editorial design of scientific works.
Thank you Evans!
We are constantly updating the IGA website with the best and newest information, but did you know that we also add important documents from throughout IGA’s history.
We have proceedings and abstracts from many past IGA conferences. Here are some you will find:
Abstracts – 12th ICG, Antalya, Turkey, 2016
Abstracts – 10th ICG, Recife, Canary Islands, 2012
Abstracts – 9th ICG, Queretaro, Mexico, 2008
Papers – 8th ICG, Pretoria, South Africa, 2004
Abstracts – Tromsoe, Norway, June 2013
Proceedings – Bella, Italy, May 2007
Papers, Session Posters, and Poster Summaries – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, April 2003
We hope that this information will be useful and that it encourages you to spend some time visiting the IGA website.
Check out the Latvian Goat Society’s beautiful new website, http://www.latkaza.lv/.
Learn more about the Latvian Goat Society and what they do, read this great profile,
Announcement - Latvian Goat Society (Latvijas Kazkopības Biedrība) joins IGA.
Do you have questions about IGA and don't know who to ask? Do you have information that you want to share but you're not sure who to send it to? Below is a list of our active committees. Contact the committee chair for more information.
2012-2016 Active Committees
12th ICG Committee
Chair: Lucia Sepe
Members: Carina Visser, Tilahun Sahlu
Host Country Chair: Nazan Koluman
Host Country Member: Irfan Daskiran (Turkey Country Representative)
Regional Conferences Committee
Chair: Lucia Sepe
Members: Carina Visser, Tilahun Sahlu
Training Centers and Development Projects Committee
Chair: Jean-Paul Dubeuf
Members: Beth Miller, Juan Capote, Mahendra Lohani
Regional Directors and Country Representatives Management Committee
Chair: Gisele Alexandre
Members: Maria Norma Ribeiro, Shoorvir Singh
Chair: Carina Visser
Members: Odd-Arild Finnes, Xu Gangyi, Stela Zamfirescu
Website and Networks Committee
Chair: Jean-Marie Luginbuhl
Members: Felipe Torres Acosta, Herve Hoste
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.