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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IPDM Lab Construction to begin

SIRDI SIGNS DIRECT LABOUR SERVICES CONTRACT WITH DE’MARS’ STONE COMPANY LIMITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN INTEGRATED PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT (IPDM) LABORATORY FOR THE BELIZE SUGAR INDUSTRY With the assistance of the European Union, the Government of Belize, Sugar Industry Stakeholders and the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute, the project entitled “Strengthening of […]

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Real Time Weather Data Monitoring

An automated weather station has been setup at SIRDI headquarters in Buena Vista to collect real time weather data. Automated weather station is able to collect humidity, precipitation, temperature, radiation and wind direction on a 24 hour basis. Setup and configuration of weather station was done in collaboration with the WWF.      

SIRDI opens its headquarters up north

Today, hundreds of cane-farmers and sugar industry stakeholders joined dignitaries and government officials to officially open SIRDI’s new headquarters. The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute was created in 2009, and since then has had tremendous impact on the industry. The building was financed by the European Union, and will enhance SIRDI’s ability to reach […]