By Rubén Morales Iglesias: As climate change affects the world, we have to adapt how we do things. Agriculture is no exception. To that end, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise (MAFSE) hosted a theoretical and practical training session on pasture management and maintenance on Thursday.
MAFSE said the training was held at the livestock section at Central Farm in the Cayo District.
“The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise is aggressively promoting Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) which is a variation of agricultural best practices that has been transformed and reoriented to support development and ensure food security in the face of climate change,” said MAFSE.
The one-day workshop looked at pasture establishment and management, supplemental feeding, forage utilization and Climate Smart Agriculture practices.
“The objective of the training session is to disseminate best practices and intensive climate-smart production technologies to cattle farmers, aimed at increasing their productivity and reducing their vulnerability to climate change,” noted MAFSE.
More workshops aimed at livestock producers to increase the efficiency of beef cattle production at the national level are planned said the Agriculture Ministry.