Coalition forces help local farmers with veterinary techniques
KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition soldiers organized the Veterinary Teaching Initiative to help local farmers look after their animals at the Headquarters of the 2nd Kandak, Afghan National Police east of Lashkar Gah District, Helmand province, recently.
Capt. Joanna Lowe of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps educated Afghans on better ways to carry out animal husbandry. Approximately 60 people attended on the first day and more than 100 on the second.
Lowe and the local Afghan National Police commander, Col. Abdul Sattar Noorzai, spoke on Radio Nahr-e Saraj, on both evenings of the project. They also fielded veterinary questions from local farmers who telephoned into the station.
“This kind of education is very important for improving life for the people,” said Noorzai. “I have emphasized how beneficial this is on the local radio station so future events will see even more people attend.”