September 2, 2014
Experts and producers of eco-friendly products to meet with farmers

A team of experts is presently in the country meeting with farmers to discuss new technologies which can convert waste to energy as well as the use organic eco-friendly products that produce quality crops and increase yields while minimizing environmental detriment.{{more}}

The team from Health 2000 and IEC Technologies will meet this evening with farmers at the Fitz Hughes Primary School from 6:30 p.m. and tomorrow Wednesday, at the North Union Learning Resource Centre, also from 6:30 p.m.

According to a release, Health 2000 specialises in pharmaceuticals, agricultural products and medical supplies.

“Our team of dedicated professionals has a significant understanding of health and approaches same in a holistic manner.

“We have been supplying pharmaceutical to the people of St Vincent for a number of years both in the private sector and through government. With the recent floods we contributed a number of pharmaceutical products to the government and people of St Vincent.

“We take pride in our commitment to providing high-quality, affordable products to our customers and thus lead our competitors in this area as well as in the delivery of superior customer service. We stand firm in our mission as we continue ‘Improving the Quality of Life while Satisfying Customer Needs’,’’ the release said.

“Health 2000 and IEC Technologies have come together to providing organic eco-friendly products that produce quality crops and increase yields while minimizing environmental detriment IEC products are 100 per cent organic and are recognized by leading international body Eco-Cert. A number of studies show how these products also help with extending the shelf-life of the product.

“Health 2000 also offers quality agro supplies as they are manufactured to the highest standard and are guaranteed to last longer. We believe that quality should not be compromised and thus farmers and other users of our supplies are guaranteed greater benefit and profit.

“Our experienced team of agricultural specialists include farmers, professors and accredited scientists in different countries working together on farms, trials, collaborating research and ideas to promote a unified holistic approach to agricultural issues that will restore our ecology and produce healthier yields in the future.

“We have had great success in dealing with the black sigitoka that affects bananas with our package of practice. It is important to note that our products will not have any negative impact on the environment.

“Our products have been used in many other crops which resulted in increased root growth, healthier plants which are more resistant to disease and pest. We also saw significant increase in yield and quality of the crops.

“IEC Technologies have also pioneered the treatment of solid waste (garbage) through its unique bio-drying technique that results in removal of odour within two hours of application to the garbage while at the same time getting rid of flies and preventing the leachate from reaching ground water. Note that by preventing the leachate from getting into the ground water we are therefore able to protect the environment and improving the health of the nation.

“IEC Technologies has gone even further and developed technology that now can convert waste from our dumps to energy which could result in St Vincent having zero dumps because all the garbage would be repurposed or converted to energy.

“Through the conversion of waste to energy we are able to assist with reducing the need for foreign exchange to purchase of fuels while at the same time creating much needed jobs,” the release said.

All farmers are invited to the meetings.