Integrated Strategic Plan for Sustainable Agriculture

Project Overview

ES97-035
Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1997: $25,740.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2001
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $41,300.00
Region: Southern
State: Puerto Rico
Principal Investigator:
Hipólito O’Farrill-Nieves
University of Puerto Rico Agric. Ext. Service

Annual Reports

Commodities

Not commodity specific

Practices

  • Education and Training: extension
  • Production Systems: holistic management

    Abstract:

    The College of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico (CCA) is committed to the development of sustainable agriculture in Puerto Rico. With this purpose in mind, a team of researchers, extensionists, and professors developed a strategic plan. The purpose of this plan is to facilitates the dissemination of information and create the mechanisms to make responsible decisions related to sustainable agriculture within the island’s complex social-economic-political-environmental-technical framework. It will help to coordinate relevant agricultural research and development, education, and the disclosure of information for the implementation of sustainable agriculture practices. Also, it will help CCA achieves the acceptance and recognition among farmers, students, government, and society as a whole of the social, environmental, and economic benefits that can be derived from the implementation of sustainable agriculture.

    Project objectives:

    1.To establish goals, objectives, standards and guidelines as a basis for developing sustainable agriculture in the College of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.

    2.To design and develop an initial Integrated Strategic Plan for Sustainable Agriculture (ISPSA).

    3.To motivate the integration of the three units of the College of Agricultural Sciences by creating a team to design and develop the ISPSA. This team will include representatives from the teaching, research, and extension groups at the College of Agricultural Sciences.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.