Integrated Soil and Water Managementfor Sustainable AgricultureinTrinidad and Tobago<br />RAMGOPAUL ROOP<br />Theme1: Wate...
Agriculture in Trinidad and TobagoOverview<br />Key crops<br />Cocoa, Fruit Crops, Vegetables, Root crops<br />Closure of ...
Water Management Policy in Trinidad and Tobago 2000-2010<br />Key Components<br />Implementation of Integrated Water Resou...
Irrigation Technology and Management<br />Potential Irrigated Acreage - 102,000 ha.<br />Actual Irrigated Acreage – 7100ha...
Soil and Water Constraints<br />Difficult soils<br />Salinity<br />
Innovative Soil and Water Management Model.<br />ROOP Project 1994-2010<br />Integrated Soil and Water Programme<br />Soil...
FIX THE SOIL<br />AN  INNOVATIVE  MODEL FARM<br />Integrated farming system<br />GOOGLE MAP OF FARM<br />FARM LAYOUT<br />
ConclusionAction Plan for S&W Management<br />Infrastructure Development <br />Drainage and Irrigation<br />Expansion of s...
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Sustainable soil and water management for smallholder farms - Ramgopaul Roop & Seunarine Persad, Agricultural Development Consultant with the Trinidad and Tobago Agri-Business Association (TTABA), Trinidad and Tobago

  1. 1. Integrated Soil and Water Managementfor Sustainable AgricultureinTrinidad and Tobago<br />RAMGOPAUL ROOP<br />Theme1: Water availability and access<br />23 Nov. CTA Annual Seminar 2010<br />Johannesburg, South Africa<br />
  2. 2. Agriculture in Trinidad and TobagoOverview<br />Key crops<br />Cocoa, Fruit Crops, Vegetables, Root crops<br />Closure of sugar industry<br />0.5% GDP (2009)<br />100,000 employed<br />GOTT Agro Policy(2010)<br />Revitalise Agriculture sector<br />Reduce food import<br />Agriculture incentives<br />
  3. 3. Water Management Policy in Trinidad and Tobago 2000-2010<br />Key Components<br />Implementation of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)<br />Protection of Environmental Quality and Ecology.<br />Water Management Framework for Agriculture<br />Drainage, Irrigation, Livestock, Agro-Processing.<br />Development of Institutional Capacity including Human Resources<br />
  4. 4. Irrigation Technology and Management<br />Potential Irrigated Acreage - 102,000 ha.<br />Actual Irrigated Acreage – 7100ha(7%)<br />GOTT Plans – 30,000ha (2010 – 2020)<br />Key Constraints<br />Water Development and Storage<br />Competition for water<br />Low level of Irrigation Technology<br />Small Farm Size (90% of farms <5ha.)<br />Sloping lands and difficult soils<br />
  5. 5. Soil and Water Constraints<br />Difficult soils<br />Salinity<br />
  6. 6. Innovative Soil and Water Management Model.<br />ROOP Project 1994-2010<br />Integrated Soil and Water Programme<br />Soil amelioration<br />Micro-irrigation including fertigation<br />IPM<br />Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Production<br />Demonstration farm<br />Farmers <br />Agriculture students.<br />
  7. 7. FIX THE SOIL<br />AN INNOVATIVE MODEL FARM<br />Integrated farming system<br />GOOGLE MAP OF FARM<br />FARM LAYOUT<br />
  8. 8. ConclusionAction Plan for S&W Management<br />Infrastructure Development <br />Drainage and Irrigation<br />Expansion of small farm sector <br />7000 new small farms<br />Utilisation of 40,000 ha former sugarcane lands<br />Research and Development<br />Irrigation efficiency, on-farm irrigation,<br />Flood Control<br />Water Quality Integrity <br />
  9. 9. Thank You...<br />
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