Tico livestock keepers will be trained to adapt to climate change – Prensa Latina

The MAG initiative encourages the use of slurry fertilization, water harvesting, responsible grazing, the use of forage and genetics banks appropriate to climate change.

Each unit includes electrical fences, solar panels and irrigation systems, among other technologies for adaptation, mitigation and risk management, promoted by MAG through the National Low Carbon Livestock and Livestock Strategy (NAMA), in order to intensify production in a sustainable manner.

FundecooperaciĆ³n Director, Marianela Violi, confirmed that these measures belong to her revised program, which is implemented in close coordination with the Climate Change Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the MAG, which has demonstrated the possibility of significant climate measures. Results in the agricultural sector.

For his part, MAG President Renato Alvarado indicated that they have succeeded in reducing the impact on the soil, increasing feed banks, improving production and generating more wealth for productive families, because when the farm is adapted, it has a positive effect on it. It is reflected in their living conditions.

Alvarado highlighted that investing in adaptation is a commitment to the sustainability of productive activities.

Official data shows that Costa Rica has 1,050 adapted cattle farms, to which 150 cattle farms will be added from the cantons of San Ramon, Grecia, Boriscale, Acosta, Coronado and Torrealba, when they conclude their operation in the first quarter of this year.

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