New irrigation system for Tonosi
The system, Pivote Central is used in Europe and in various Latin America countries. It consists of an electric apparatus, programmed to...
The system, Pivote Central is used in Europe and in various Latin America countries. It consists of an electric apparatus, programmed to disperse water as it moves and controlled by a computer system, that if necessary, will cover an entire 3.000 hectar parcel of land.
To accomplish this project the government has destined $15 million as part of the competitiveness program. The first three of the 57 irrigation systems, will be setup in the Tonosi district, Azuero and Veraguas province.
The irrigation system will be installed by the Spanish company, Servicios Industriales Agropecuarios- SIASA, and the project will be executed by the Cooperative of farmers and United Agriculturalists for the Protection of the Environment.
The system can be used for crops such as: rice, legumes, plantains, among others.