FAO provides 41 million escudos to Cabo Verde to guarantee use of treated wastewater in agriculture

 

Praia, June 28 (Inforpress) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finances the implementation of a project that guarantees the safe use of wastewater in agriculture and forestry with $391.000 (41million escudos).

This project aims to increase the availability and quality of water for agriculture and improve the living conditions of the population in the municipalities of Tarrafal de Santiago and São Vicente, through the implementation of two pilot projects, in which the agreements was signed on Tuesday by the FAO representative in Cabo Verde, Rémi Nono Womdim, and the Minister of Agriculture and Environment, Gilberto Silva.

This pilot project will be implemented in Tarrafal de Santiago and Ribeira de Vinha in Mindelo (São Vicente) in an area of ​​one hectare each (equivalent to a soccer field), where “high quality water will be produced and free from bacterial contamination” , through the fertilization technique developed and implemented in this project which aims to improve the living conditions of the rural populations covered.

The initiative is part of the Technical Cooperation Program, and the executive requested technical assistance from FAO to finance and implement this project, which aims to ensure the safe use of wastewater in agriculture and forestry through innovative and adapted methods to the needs and conditions of the country.

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