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Colombia: US students visit ASBAMA's banana technology showcase

Yesterday, the Banana Technological Showcase located in the facilities of CI Caribia (Sevilla, Zona Bananera) was visited by three exchange students from the ​​Agricultural Administration, Political Science and Food Production area, and two teachers from the University of Mississippi - United States, within the framework of the "The force of 100,000 in the Americas" alliance. The showcase was also visited by Cristian Angarita, instructor of Precision Agriculture, Agricultural Mechanization and Irrigation and Drainage of the National Learning Service, SENA.

The project is partly funded by a grant from the US Department of State, Embassy of the United States in Bogota, public affairs section, and is administered by Partners of the Americas. The goal of the project is to expand young people's vision on food security issues and the role of new technologies in the improvement of agricultural production.

The new Executive President of ASBAMA, Jose Francisco Zuñiga Cotes, and his technical team, accompanied the exchange students as they learned about established production standards, compliance with Good Agricultural Practices, applications in Precision Agriculture, and the advances obtained to date in the Technological Showcase, which has a banana plantation of 2.7 hectares.

ASBAMA's Technological Showcase (VTA) is the result of a strategic alliance between the Association of Banana Growers of Magdalena and La Guajira - ASBAMA and the Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation - CORPOICA, which seeks to consolidate itself as a demonstration plot for the application of the best agricultural practices.

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