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Spain helps hi-tech farming.

SPAIN HELPS HI-TECH FARMING. Spain has donated $30 million to establish a Caribbean regional Centre for Excellence in Advanced Technology for Agriculture (CEATA), report JIS (Sept. 22, 2011). Spanish Ambassador to Jamaica Mara Celsa Nuno said Spain has provided funding for the program through its Agency for Intl Development Co-operation (AECID), as part of a wider partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries. Located in Jamaica, it will help to establish and direct the research and training agendas, in keeping with the priorities of the agricultural sector. It will also serve CARICOM states, through a program for training greenhouse technicians, and the use of the technology to enhance productivity and quality, while enabling farmers to manage their crops and reduce exposure to the vagaries of the weather and seasonality. The training will be provided by consultants from the Spanish Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries (IRTA).
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Title Annotation:THE REGION
Publication:Caribbean Update
Geographic Code:4EUSP
Date:Oct 29, 2011
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