IICA celebrates 43 years in GuyanaAs the celebrations of Agriculture Month continue, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) on Thursday celebrated 43 years of existence in Guyana.Agro-processors at the IICA’s open day at its Brickdam officeThe organisation held an open day at its headquarters at Lot 8 Brickdam, Georgetown to give the public insight about its work.Speaking at the event, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder expressed gratitude to the organisation for the much-needed assistance the Ministry has received over the years. He highlighted that the IICA was one of the oldest institutions found in Guyana (it is older than United Nations Guyana).Holder added that the IICA has assisted in training of staff, the production of sheep, and setting up the services of the Guyana Marketing Association among many other services provided. Additionally, Holder mentioned that the IICA would continue to play a major role in the agriculture sector in the future.Earlier, IICA Representative Wilmot Garnett highlighted the work the institution has been doing in Guyana. Garnett explained that over the years the institution has strived to modernise the agriculture sector in Guyana through innovation and the introduction of new varieties of crops.He added that the institution has worked with the Mexican Government to provide scholarships for Guyanese to study biotechnology to support mainly the coconut industry.While the IICA is expecting the Guyana Food Safety Bill to be passed, it seeks to build wealth in rural communities.Even though the IICA has lost the fish market to the United States of America, the new medium-term plan 2018-2022 seeks to develop family farming since 70 per cent of farming and agriculture in Guyana is family operated.The symbolic planting of trees and cutting of cake were done by the Agriculture Minister and Minister within the Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, at the IICA open day, where a variety of local agricultural products from various agro-processors were on sale. Students of the Carmel Secondary School were also present at the IICA open day.The IICA has been operational in Guyana since 1975. The international organisation supports the efforts of its Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being. The institution is fully focused on making agriculture competitive and sustainable in the Americas. The IICA has been instrumental, along with the Agriculture Ministry, in the introduction of the model dairy farm at the St Stanislaus College Farm, and presently represents 15 organisations. Two cross-cutting issues that have been identified as essential components for the IICA’s future work are gender and youth, and innovation and technology.
small venture can break a world, this is not easy. If in the process, do not pay attention, ignore the details, will inevitably suffer a big work not completed. Here, Xiao Bian will come together and read this should pay attention to 30 details.
1, the business is to contribute to the public service, therefore, it is a reasonable profit should be paid.
2, can not always stare at the customer, not entangled.
3, the location of the good or bad, more important than the size of the store; the quality of goods, but also better than the location of the good or bad.
4, the goods arranged in an orderly manner, not necessarily a good business, but the chaos of the shop, often customers door.
5, the object of the transaction as their loved ones. Whether can get the support of the customer, decide the rise and fall of the store.
6, flattery before sales, not as good after-sales service. This is the law of "permanent customer".
7, to the customer’s blame, as "God’s word", regardless of what is to blame, be happy to accept.
8, do not have to worry about the lack of funds, the concern is the lack of credit.
9, procurement to be stable, simplified.
10, only spend one yuan of customers, than spend one hundred yuan of customers, the business is more fundamental to the prosperity of.
11, don’t force the promotion. It’s not about what customers like, but what they sell to customers.
12, to more working capital. One hundred yuan turnover of funds for the ten time, it became a $one thousand.
13, meet customers to return the goods, the attitude is more friendly than the original sale.
14, a shop when Mianchi responsibility, or husband and wife, is to get rid of the customer "recipe".
15, the sale of good goods is a good thing, for the promotion of good goods is a good thing.
16, to have such a strong sense of self-confidence and responsibility: if I do not engage in such sales, the community can not be successful.
17, be kind to wholesalers. If you are right, you have to speak frankly.
18, even if the gift is just a piece of paper, the customer is happy. If there is no gift, give a smile".
19, since it is necessary to hire staff to work for themselves, it is necessary to establish a reasonable system of treatment, welfare.
20, to constantly innovate the world Entrepreneurship Lab (elab.icxo.com). Beautify the store display, but also to attract customers to visit one of the secrets.
Bank of Cyprus has recently sold non-performing exposures worth €33.7m to distressed debt manager APS, which is also handling Hellenic Bank’s portfolio of bad debts.According to the Cyprus News Agency, dubbed Velocity, the project concerns loans nominally worth €245m whose net value is €33.7m after BoC wrote off about 86 per cent.This is the second bad debt transaction completed by BoC after Helix, which concerned the sale of loans worth €2.8bn, €2.7bn being NPEs.The Velocity deal involves 9,700 borrowers – 8,800 individuals and 900 small and medium businesses.It is made of many small loans, worth on average €12,500, which are difficult to administer since 90 per cent show delays of over five years.After Helix, BoC reduced its bad debts to €5bn, or 37 per cent of its portfolio. The lender has cut its NPEs by €10bn since December 2014.A further €0.9bn in bad debts will be heading to Estia, a government plan to assist, support and protect vulnerable households who have mortgaged their primary residences for loans.Also, some €0.6bn in restructured loans are on their way to be reclassified as serviced by the end of the year.By the middle of 2020, BoC expects to have cut its NPEs to €3.5bn, or 26.11 per cent, provided the loans are serviced normally.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake insurance that fits your future plansCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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