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Vincentian agriculturalist appointed new FAO representative to Guyana

Vincentian agriculturalist appointed new FAO  representative to Guyana


Former Chief Agricultural Officer of St Vincent and the Grenadines Reuben Hamilton Robertson has been appointed the new representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to Guyana, with effect from January 10, 2015.

Robertson presented his credentials to Foreign Affairs Minister,{{more}} Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, on February 2, and succeeds Lystra Fletcher-Paul, who was the previous FAO representative in Guyana.

The Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said it is pleased to announce that Robertson, a national of St Vincent and the Grenadines, is a holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, and a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics, both from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus.

He spent most of his working life in various senior positions within the Agriculture Ministry of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Prior to taking up his appointment in Guyana, he served as FAO consultant and technical advisor to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

A release said the appointment of Robertson will allow for continuity in helping Guyana to achieve tangible results in terms of food security and eradication of hunger through sustainable agricultural and rural development, while ensuring coherent natural resource management.

Robertson will also play a key role in helping the Government of Guyana to execute its FAO Country Programme Framework for 2012-2015.