Guatemala, January 30, 2019.On January 25, CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) recognized the important work of the f Zootechnics School of the Faculty of Medicine and Zootechnics of the University of San Carlos in Guatemala, which has allowed relevant contributions, both nationally and regionally. This recognition was made within the framework of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its foundation.
Julio López Payés, representative of CATIE in Guatemala, presented the recognition on behalf of Muhammad Ibrahim, director genearal. López recognized the outstanding work in academic and scientific excellence, as well as the important contributions to agricultural and rural development in Guatemala.
"CATIE and the Zootechnics School have had an important relationship for a long time, which has materialized through the execution of joint projects, as well as training and education processes in different geographical areas of Guatemala, achieving important results and impacts in these activities," López said.
López added that since 1965 to date, CATIE's Graduate School has had the participation of professionals graduated from the Zootechnics Schol in the master's programs, mainly in the areas of animal production and agroforestry, with which it has been achieved an important complementary process in academic training and capacity building.
For Carlos Saavedra, director of the Zootechnics School, after 50 years of work, the current challenges of the graduates are to have the skills to generate and solve extension projects that help solve problems of food insecurity and chronic malnutrition, as well as support the livestock industry and technological innovation for rural development in Guatemala. "Given the successful cooperation processes, CATIE will continue to be a strategic ally in the face of both local and national challenges," Saavedra said.
The ceremony was presided over by Murphy Paiz Recinos, rector of the University of San Carlos in Guatemala, as well as by Gustavo Taracena, dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry, Carlos Saavedra, director of the Zootechnics School and Oscar Cordón, first director of the academic unit.
From left to right: Gustavo Taracena, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry; Carlos Saavedra, Director of the School of Animal Husbandry; Julio López Payés, CATIE representative in Guatemala; Murphy Paiz Recinos, Rector of the University of San Carlos Guatemala; Oscar Cordón, former Director of the School of Animal Husbandry
Julio López Payés
CATIE in Guatemala