Australian High Commissioner Visits Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC)

H.E. Andrew Barnes, the High Commissioner of Australia to Ghana has paid a working visit to the Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC), University of Ghana on 20th November, 2019.

Welcoming the delegation, the Head of Centre, Dr. Eric C. Timpong-Jones expressed sincere gratitude to H.E. Andrew Barnes for taking time off his very busy schedule to visit the Centre.

The Head of Centre had a brief presentation to highlight the core mandate of the Centre. He catalogued research innovations originating from the Centre and the facilities available for research and training of Students, Agricultural Professionals and Farmers. In concluding his presentation, the Head of Centre mentioned possible areas of support that the Australian Government can offer to LIPREC viz Human Resource Development (Graduate studies, short courses and exchange programmes for Faculty), Library, Hostel Facility and Laboratory equipment.

The Head of Centre concluded his presentation by expressing gratitude to H.E. and the Australian Government for sponsoring a staff of LIPREC, Mrs. Martha Adjorlolo for a six week course in Agribusiness in Australia.

In his response, H.E. Andrew Barnes indicated that, the visit was occasioned by the interactions he had with Mrs. Martha Adjorlolo (Australian Scholarship Awardee) an employee of LIPREC. He indicated that the visit was to get familiar with the activities at the Centre and strengthen collaborations with the Centre and the University of Ghana as a whole. Commenting on the Head of Centre’s presentation, he said he was impressed that the Centre also engages in the production of poultry and livestock products. He said the practical application by way of commercial production of broilers, eggs, pigs and yoghurt, etc. will demonstrate to Students and the youth as a whole the value of agriculture and agribusiness.

The High Commissioner was conducted round the production units to observe the day to day activities at the Units. He expressed gratitude for the warm reception and was hopeful that this visit will deepen friendship with LIPREC and the University of Ghana as a whole.

Present at the meeting were the Research Fellows; Dr. Leonard .K. Adjorlolo and Dr. Christopher Adenyo, the acting Farm Manager, Mr. Benjamin Ahiahonu and some of the Unit Heads of the Centre.


Officials of LIPREC with H.E. Andrew Barnes