CLC- Center for Agricultural and Environmental Studies (CLC-CAES)

The Critchlow Labour Collage (CLC) – has become one of the leading training institute in the country since its establishment in 1967. This year 2017 CLC will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and has established the Guyana Climate Change and Food Security Institute (GCCFSI) and the CLC Center for Agricultural and Environmental Studies (CAES) with the aim of “allowing people the opportunity to be involved in Agriculture and to realize their full potential to create wealth and at the same time preserve and conserve the environment for future generations”. In this regard, CLC continues to render quality demand-driven training and the collage has reviewed its program and is offering more specific and relevant training for the sector which is reflective of the industry needs. Under the CAES and in collaboration with other Universities the CLC is now offering the following Courses:

  • Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture
  • Certificate in Sustainable Forestry
  • Certificate in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Certificate in Sustainable Mining
  • MSc. /PG Diploma in Food Security and Climate Change.

The GCCFSI mission is to provide innovative and effective scientific contributions to reduce hunger, poverty and achieve food security, contributing towards the progress of Millennium Developmental Goals, Achieving this mission requires careful analysis and science-supported identification of effective and efficient policy, technical and institutional responses, including impact assessment. Using a multidisciplinary approach through teaching, the GCCFSI will conduct research and providing policy advice in cooperation with national and international development organizations and partner Higher Education Institutes in the developing world.

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