Chairman of the Jamaica Broilers Group, Robert Levy, was inducted over the weekend as the only Jamaican - and one of three regional inaugural members - in the Caribbean Poultry Association's Hall of Fame.
was lauded by the Caribbean Poultry Association
(CPA) for his
career-long contribution to the advancement of the poultry industry, locally and regionally, and initiating a number of successful programmes to assist poultry farmers to be profitable.
At a special awards ceremony hosted on Friday, September 19, by the CPA
at the Radisson Trinidad Hotel in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Levy
was described as a 'catalyst of change' within the poultry industry, having introduced a number of Jamaica Broilers Group-led initiatives which have resulted in greater efficiencies and yield for farmers.
Among them is the technology-driven tunnel-ventilated house to replace the traditional chicken house, which is now in high demand across the Caribbean
unwavering support for the CPA
- from concept to development - was also recognised, where today the governments of the region refer to the association as a fine example of best practices which should be replicated by other commodity groups.