This month, Guyana is hosting three Agriculture sophomores from the University of Arkansas as part of the Education Abroad Program of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).
According to a press release from Partners of the Americas, the students, Imani Coleman, an Agronomy major, LaTaylor Rembert, an Agriculture Business major and Laura Wright, an Animal Science major, will spend one month (July 8 – August 5) in Guyana learning not only about agriculture in Guyana, but also learning generally about life in a foreign country, understanding Guyana’s history and all aspects of its culture.
The release stated that the Guyana leg of the Education Abroad Program is part of a wider project entitled, “Building Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity at UAPB to enhance Global Learning and Strengthen Sweet Potato Production in Guyana and the Arkansas Delta”. One of this project’s main objectives is to produce high quality, virus-tested sweet potato seed material for Guyanese farmers through the establishment of a virus-indexing laboratory in Guyana.
Guyana is one of five countries included in UAPB’s Education Abroad Program. The other countries are China, Ghana, Mexico and Dominican Republic.