Departamento de Agricultura

Local production of pineapples at risk

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José Zamora, a researcher from the Agriculture Extension Service at the University of Puerto Rico, warns about the risk of importing pineapple seeds from Costa Rica due to the possible presence of the fungus Fusarium Oxysporum which could terminate local pineapple production. 

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RUM will host the Agricultural Summit of Puerto Rico

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Michelle Estades

The Agricultural Summit will be an exchange of ideas between professors, entrepreneurs, bussiness, agronomists about the present agrifood, the successes achieved, what can be done, its projection and the long terms effects.

The event will be held in the School of Bussiness Administration  and has been organized by the College of Agriculture Science, the College of Agronomists of Puerto Rico and the Department of Agriculure. 

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Agriculture encourages Renewable Energy

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The Department of Agriculture encourages Renewable Energy in agriculture projects in Puerto Rico.

For more info call  (787) 723-9090 ext. 2402 or email cvazquez@agricultura.pr.gov. Applications deadline is October 31st, 2015.

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Project promotes food security through school orchards

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A project sponsored by the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture promotes the creation of school gardens to solve food security issues in Puerto Rico.

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Climate change research center will be established in Puerto Rico

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The secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack, announced that a subregional center for climate change will be established in Puerto Rico.

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Dire situation at the Department of Agriculture

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The main goal of the Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture is to foster food security. This task is however difficulted by a lack of funding, agricultural statistics, or progress reports from previous years.

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