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This short course serves as a demonstration session. You will be introduced to the website and how to navigate through it.

Facilitators: Ms Omaira Avila Rostant, Dr Margaret Bernard and Kiran Maharaj


Guide the participants on the possible areas of usage of the e-learning platform created for the Caribbean users available at csrp.cardi.org


Goat at Hounslow, Jamaica

This section will present an overview about good management practices (GMPs) for a sheep and goat farm. 

Course Summary

Regionally, it is recognized that small ruminants production has been the mainstay of the farm family and efforts are being made to expand the economic impact and profitability of the sector. Goats and sheep have the capacity to adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions. They are hardy animals that can be kept on marginal land or rough terrain that is unsuitable for other types of livestock. They are well adapted to the climatic conditions of the region. Goats and sheep may be easy prey for predators and must be kept guarded from harm.


As the sector grows, producers have begun to explore new and better ways to help improve their herd / flock management and increase individual production factors and productivity. 


This Production Manual is addressing a need in the industry and seizing an opportunity to provide proven, practical and efficient approaches for producers to effectively manage their animals and farms in order to produce a nutritious and high quality product for consumers. The  instructions can also be used for self-assessment and/or benchmarking of individual producers.


Supporting this manual is the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Resource covering several aspects of Small Ruminants' Production and Management Systems. Information is  configured and  uploaded to a MOODLE platform which is currently operational and accessible via website http://csrp.cardi.org. Over the short term the platform will offer certification at varying levels based on competencies developed by studying and applying the information provided.

News Forum

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Hounslow Research Centre Will Boost Quality And Quantity Of Livestock – Kellier
by cardi SrProject - Monday, 20 June 2016, 7:53 AM
  • " Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says the livestock research centre being built at Hounslow in St. Elizabeth will improve the quality and quantity of small livestock in the parish.
  • The $5 million facility, on which work is almost complete, will offer artificial ...
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New Zealand offers assistance to CARICOM in small ruminants production
by Omaira Avila - Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 4:48 PM

(l) Ms. Pearce in discussion with senior executives of CARDI at its Headquarters in St Augustine, Trinidad

On 26th June, 2014, CARDI received a visit from Ms. Kathleen Pearce, Deputy Director, Global Bilateral Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand. At that meeting, Ms. Pearce met with a senior CARDI team, with officials from CARICOM and FAO, Barbados joining on a G...

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CARDI has signed an agreement with the Government of New Zealand to implement a 2 year small ruminants project.
by Omaira Avila - Saturday, 12 March 2016, 3:33 PM

The emphasis of the project is to build the regions capacity in improved husbandry practices and in the use of reproductive management tools including artificial insemination and embryo transfer for small ruminants as well as to establish a suite of robust information and ...

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