Sugar Industry Receives Grant of €800,000 for an Integrated Pest and Disease Management Project

It is with great pleasure that the The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI) receives direct EU Grant to implement an Integrated Pest and Disease Management Project for the bene t of all sugarcane producers. This project is also being co-funded by the industry for an additional amount of €121,000. This project, as the name suggests, will aim to “strengthen the Integrated Pest and Disease Management in the Sugar Industry.”
The expected results of the project includes:
• an effective pest and disease monitoring system for the Sugar Industry of Belize
• the effective mechanism for production and distribution of ecological and biological control
• established research on varietal resistance program
• established research on cultural and physical control
• the development of well-trained staff

A project steering committee of all sugar industry stakeholders and experts have been established to guide and monitor the progress of this project.

Posted on June 12, 2017 .