Agricultural Productivity and Sustainable Development
Two common issues facing modern agriculture: efficient food production and environmentally sustainable practises.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Agricultural Productivity plays a decisive role in the conservation of the environment as well as in economic and social development. As such, Central America's agricultural entrepreneurs and industries must keep themselves up-to-date with the latest innovations in maximizing harvests in the smallest surface area (ecological footprint) while optimizing water usage (virtual water and water footprint). This should be done alongside the region's Ministries of Agriculture and research organizations.
Rainforest Alliance and USAID have presented a new standard aimed at encouraging cattle farms to improve their environmental and social sustainability.
An agreement has been signed with the Environmental Tribunal to train 1300 farmers.
There were two million marine shrimp post larvae sown, out of a total of 5 million to be sown, in different Salvadoran estuaries in 2009.
President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica signed a law to use a US$9.2 million Inter-American Development Bank credit for the development of the Sixaola river basin, which Costa Rica shares with Panama.
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