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UWI Lecturer Awarded Outstanding Achievement Award

For Release Upon Receipt - April 11, 2008

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Dr. David Dolly has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award 2008 by the Association for International Agricultural Extension and Education (AIAEE). The award was presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Association held at EARTH University in Guacimo, Limon Costa Rica from the 9th -15th March, 2008.

Dr. Dolly received the AIAEE Outstanding Achievement Award for his significant contributions to the improvement and development of international agricultural and extension education; his presentations related to the field and his extraordinary dedication to international agricultural and extension education programs, activities and services.

Dr. Dolly, an active member of the AIAEE, started his career in the Ministry of Education in Nassau Bahamas in 1976, and then moved on to serve as a Rural Development Officer in Trinidad. In 1981 he joined the Faculty of Science and Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension at the University of the West Indies. Dr. Dolly has served agricultural education and extension in numerous ways throughout his career; he teaches rural development, and sociology, conducts research with Farmer Field Schools and is active in outreach through the Farmer Field Schools. His contribution to the field of agricultural education and extension has been global in scope, extending to countries such as Indonesia, Costa Rica, Canada and the Philippines.

The AIAEE Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to those persons demonstrating a combination of service, leadership and scholarly activity in international agricultural and extension education for at least five years. The individual should also be a dedicated member of the AIAEE for a number of years.

The AIAEE established in 1984 to provide a professional network for agricultural and extension educators involved in strengthening agricultural and extension education programmes and institutions worldwide. The Association encourages research within the profession that will generate positive solutions to the problems related to human resource and agricultural development in countries around the world.

At the University of the West Indies, the Faculty of Science and Agriculture has been involved in various research activities in areas such as climate change, crop production, food product development, and food safety and quality. As part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations The UWI has also embarked on a few activities to showcase the progress made through research, at the Agritech Expo 2008 which is being hosted at the University Field Station from April 16th to 20th.

For more information on the AIAEE please . For more information on the Agritech Expo 2008 please call (868) 662-2002 Ext. 2318.