Republic of Cyprus
Department of Agriculture

District Agricultural Office Famagusta

Activities of the Famagusta Agricultural District Office's

The Famagusta District Agricultural Office, whose physical location is Famagusta, is temporarily located in Paralimni, cause of Turkish occupation. The office covers’ the needs of the people involved in the agriculture industry of the free from occupation area of Famagusta, including the municipalities of Paralimni Dherynia, Ayia Napa, Sotira and the Communities of Phrenaros, Avgorou, Achnas and Acheritou. The office is located in Sotiras Street 71, 5286 Paralimni.
Services provided to the District Agricultural Office Famagusta

1. Guidance and training of farmers' in individual level, organized informative meetings, preparing educational programs in systematic basis, printed material or enlightening by the media on issues relating to:
    · Cultivation practices
    · Implementing new production methods
    · Improve productivity and competitiveness of agricultural holdings
    · Implement measures to protect and improve the environment
    · Restructuring of the crop produce quality and safe agricultural products
    · Water use and crop nutrition
    · Animal management /nutrition
    2. Update on rural issues
      · Promotion of government development projects in agriculture and livestock
      · The Rural Development Programme
      · Legislation resulting from the application of the acquis communautaire
      · Cross Compliance (Update, implementation and enforcement)
      · Possibilities and prospects for action in the areas of primary production or processing of agricultural animal products
      3. Crop protection and Beekeeping
        4. Soil and Water Use
          · Promote the use of improved irrigation systems and supervising installation and operation,
          · Crop nutrition
          · Irrigation programmes
          · Hydroponic systems
          5. Control Program for the sensitive Nitrification Areas
            6. Implementation and Control Plans aid in the agriculture-based Legislation
              · Rural Development Programme
              · Agricultural Policy of the EAC
            7. Control/Monitoring of populations and control of rodents (rat)
              8. Control and monitoring insect populations
                9. Annual surveys for crop and livestock sectors/continuous register data update
                  10. Supervision of operation and management of livestock areas
                    11. Fulfilling work assigned by other government departments or semi-governmental Organizations
                      12. Cooperation with Agricultural Organizations, Local Authorities, Organizations/Groups or organized groups for the farmers benefit
                        13. Certified Cereal Seed
                          14. Network for the collection of accountancy data of incomes and business operation of agriculture holdings Risk Management Sector Issues
                            15. Risk Management Sector Issues
                              Recordings and estimates of damage to crops and agriculture buildings from extreme weather condition and fire

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