Land management, new technologies and success stories in land use in agriculture are among the topics to be covered from 18 to 20 March in San Jose.
The Eighth National Soil Congress organized by the Costa Rican Association of Soil Science, will be held at the Hotel Barcelo San Jose Palacio and the Barceló Tambor Beach Hotel, with the aim of carrying out technical tours to sites that contribute to the themes which will be addressed.
The development of the sector is affected by the absence of a new generation of agricultural professionals, the lack of planning for planting cycles plus a lack of seeds.
For Gabriel Rodriguez Marques, representative in Panama of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), these factors are what is keeping the agricultural sector stagnant and bode for an uncertain future.
Training for farmers, improvements in the irrigation system and the construction of greenhouses, are some of the projects that will be carried out for agricultural cultivation.
Elsavlador.com reports: "In order to support agricultural diversity, the Ministry of Agriculture will hire, this year, some 300 agronomists to train farmers so that they can learn about adding value to their products, so that they can improve exports and internal consumption, thereby increasing their income, said the head of the Ministry, Mario Ernesto Salaverría."
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The Farmer Training and Development Program (EDA - Entrenamiento y Desarrollo de Agricultores), aims to increase the productivity, market access and business skills of small- and medium-sized farmers and their employees through technical assistance in the production and marketing of high-value horticultural crops.
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As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.