DUSHANBE, February 28, 2011, Asia-Plus – On Saturday February 26, a seminar on organic agriculture technologies was conducted in the city of Norak, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Country Office in Tajikistan.

Organized by JICA in cooperation with the Boghparvar association of dehqon (peasant) farms, the seminar was held in the framework of the JICA FU Project, the source said, noting that the main objective of the seminar was in promoting improvement of the agriculture productivity through the dissemination of organic agriculture technologies that allow reducing negative impacts on soil.

JICA organizes a training course “Organic Agriculture Technology for Central Asian Countries” in Japan for agricultural specialists annually.  The course is dedicated to increase the agriculture productivity while decreasing deteriorative impacts on soil through the spread of low-cost as well as environmental friendly agriculture technology.

Early, JICA has assisted Boghparvar with the construction of compost yard and provided it with front loader and tractor trailer for transportation compost materials, the source added.