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The community of Paruima, an indigenous farming village in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni area of Guyana, was the most recent beneficiary of a new shade house facility, a cassava seed bank, training and support in climate smart agricultural practices as it seeks to remain productive. The village of Paruima is for the most part located in a valley and experiences flooding from time to time. Notwithstanding this, the soil type is extremely fertile, allowing the villagers to pursue farming as their main source of food and income. Under the Disaster Risk Reduction project, which is currently being conducted by FAO Guyana and…
In effort to meet UNAIDS 90/90/90 goal 8,215 persons diagnosed with HIV at the end of 2017 Couples’ testing promoted during the three-month campaign period The National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) has launched the ‘Know Your Status – Guyana’ campaign to prevent the spread of the HIV/AIDS. This campaign concept is part of the World AIDS Day theme ‘Know Your Status’, promoting HIV testing to be observed on December 1. It is also geared towards reaching the UNAIDS 90/90/90 target. This aims to diagnose 90 percent of all HIV-positive persons, provide antiretroviral therapy for 90 percent of those diagnosed, and…
Strengthen Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Commonwealth of Dominica Supporting farmers in making informed decisions based on accurate, location-specific climate and weather information is a key objective of a five-day training of trainers workshop which commenced on November 5th, 2018. This workshop was held at the Bina Hill Institute in the North Rupununi, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region. This training was conducted as part of the “Project to Strengthen Disaster Management Capacity of Women in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Commonwealth of Dominica”, a three-year project funded by the Government of Japan, implemented…