Adoption of Agricultural Conservation Practices in the Ignacio Agramonte Cooperative of Credits and Services (CCS), Nuevitas, Camaguey

  • Arelys Valido Tomé Universidad de Camaguey, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz
  • Dania González Gort MS Agronomy engineer. Associate professor, Agronomy Department, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey
  • Yaima M Daniel Ortega Agronomy engineer. Associate professor, Agronomy Department, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey

Resumen

The adoption of sustainable technologies, like Agriculture Conservation Practices in drought-stricken suburban areas is a must for land sustainable management. In order to contribute with the inclusion of this technology at the Ignacio Agramonte CCS, in El Carmen, municipality of Nuevitas, Camaguey, Agricultural Extension tools were used, like systemic diagnostic and participatory orientation. The SWOT matrix was created after three workshops, where agricultural conservation practices were identified for adoption, based on actual conditions at the CCS. As a result, five key problems were identified: lack of water for irrigation, saline waters, saline soils, use of inappropriate management technologies, deforestation and poor training in agriculture. The most critical impact found in the matrix was in Weaknesses - Threats (81.3%).  Furthermore, local farmers, inhabitants and public officials agreed on the use of agricultural extension tools to provide positive elements and an effective way to help increase motivation and knowledge about agricultural conservation technology, as an alternative to mitigate the degradation state of lands at the CCS.

Publicado
2016-09-01
Cómo citar
Valido Tomé, A., González Gort, D., & Daniel Ortega, Y. (2016). Adoption of Agricultural Conservation Practices in the Ignacio Agramonte Cooperative of Credits and Services (CCS), Nuevitas, Camaguey. Agrisost, 22(3), 34-50. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/agrisost/article/view/1289
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