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Sirdi Farmer Field School Program – Training methodology in Better practices for Sugarcane production

  • Students Farmer Field School
  • Farmer Field School Ceremony
  • Sirdi Farmer Field School
  • Marvin Sirdi Farmer Field School

The Sugar Industry Research& Development Institute of Belize (SIRDI) in collaboration with three high school from the northern District, namely Belize Adventist College (BAC) located in Calcutta village, Belize High School of Agriculture (BHSA) located in San Lazaro and Bishop Martin High School (BMHS) located in OrangeWalk Town, celebrated the FFS Certificate of Completion Ceremony […]

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Fifth Cohort of 234 farmers complete Farmer Field School

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, a graduation ceremony was held at the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) compound to honor 234 farmers for completing all the Best Practices Modules given by the SIRDI Extension Staff.  This Farmer Field School (FFS) program was funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)/Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) as […]

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BAHA MOU

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU), SIGNED BY THE BELIZE AGRICULTURE HEALTH AUTHORITY (BAHA) AND THE SUGAR INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (SIRDI). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been established on the 4Th day acheter viagra of September 2017, between Belize Agriculture Health Authority (BAHA) and the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI). The major […]

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SIRDI EU IPDM Project-Metarhizium anisopliae Production: An Integrated Approach to Control Froghopper in Sugarcane

Froghopper is considered a major pest in sugarcane, since every crop cycle it affects sugar-cane farmers by increasing control costs while decreasing productivity, especially with the elimination of the preferential market for Belize’s sugar. Hence, it is important to start adapting more environmentally friendly controls by deterring the use of chemicals and meeting standards set […]

Sugarcane Stakeholders Attended “Strengthening of Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the Sugar Industry” Project Seminar

The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI), the Government of Belize (GOB) and the European Union (EU) on April 12, 2017 held a first of its kind Integrated Pest and Disease Management Seminar at SIRDI’s headquarters located on Buena Vista Village, Corozal District, Belize C.A. A total of 185 stakeholders attended our SIRDI EU […]

Strengthening of Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM) in the Sugar Industry

The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) and the European Union (EU) have entered into an 18 month agreement for the provision of Strengthening Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the Sugar Industry. The project will deliver an effective and environmentally friendly pest and disease management system in the sugar industry. This project will […]

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Strategic Development Plan (SDP)

The Elaboration of a Sugar Industry Strategic Development Plan was agreed to on January 22nd 2015. BY SUGAR INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS, TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED SOCIO-ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN NORTHERN BELIZE. THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN ON JANUARY 9TH, 2016 AGREED ON A DRAFT LOGICAL FRAMEWORK, WHICH WOULD […]

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