CSCPA, as part of its commitment to its cane farmers, has recently begun a Capacity Building Program that will provide technical support sessions to help farmers become more productive and sustainable in their farming practices. CSCPA farmers do well with their own traditional methods, however, with the global competition which the industry will be facing in the near future, CSCPA is taking proactive measures to assist farmers in achieving cane farming practices which are sustainable, productive and profitable. CSCPA’s first technical support session began on the 23rd of September 2015 where mostly group leaders got first-hand information about factors which affect cane cultivation. CSCPA’s first session had two presenters: General Manager Ingeniero Hector Estrada from Empresa Bioterra Internacionales which specializes in sugar cane and Ingeniero Rafael Tabic who made a presentation on YARA International Fertilizer technologies.
Both sessions were enlightening and there were many interesting topics covered such as the Soil Nutrition Cycle, Soil Analysis, Foliar Feeding and timely application of Chemicals. The objective of these sessions is to increase productivity yields per acre at a sustainable cost for all cane farmers.