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Ministry of Agriculture hosts 5-day training on techniques for optimizing fertilizer and use efficiency in rainfed agriculture systems

Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2023. 3:21 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise is hosting a 5-day training on the use of Nuclear and Isotopic Techniques for Optimizing Fertilizer and Use Efficiency in Rainfed Agriculture Systems.

The training is being held in Central Farm, Cayo.

The primary goal is to educate participants on the application of Nuclear and Isotopic Techniques (NIT) in agricultural practices.

 These techniques will help in optimizing fertilizer use and improving crop water use efficiency in rainfed agriculture systems.

In addition, the Ministry says that the focus is to reduce the use of pesticides.

The reduction in pesticide use will contribute to minimizing water contamination and reducing crop losses caused by pests and diseases.

The Ministry recognizes that this has important implications for environmental sustainability and the protection of water resources.

The training is supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Ministry of Agriculture, Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute (CARDI), the University of Belize, the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) and Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI).

The IAEA is involved in introducing these techniques to enhance soil fertility and water management in rain-fed sugarcane and corn production systems.

The project emphasizes the importance of tracing agro-contaminants. This involves monitoring and assessing whether the application of chemicals in the fields leads to surface and groundwater contamination. This is crucial for identifying potential environmental risks and mitigating them.

The project will also focus on assisting small-scale farmers, by improving productivity at the field level, and enhanced the socioeconomic standards of farmers.


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