João Teves, Nov 10 (Inforpress) – About 30 farmers and agricultural technicians from the municipalities of São Lourenço dos Órgãos, Santa Cruz and São Domingos (Santiago Island) are provided with training on concept and integrated methods of pest and disease control
This first cycle of agrarian training comes under the PERVEMAC II Project, a project aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture and food security in Macaronesia, which includes the Canary Islands, Madeira, the Azores and Cabo Verde, a project that falls within the Cooperation Program (PCT-MAC 2014-2020), co-financed by the European Union in the research and innovation area.
The PERVEMAC II Project, which is coordinated by the Public Enterprise for the Management of the Rural Environment of the Canaries (GMR) was presented on the island of Tenerife, the Canaries, in March 2017 and in June on the Santiago Island in Cabo Verde.
“The main objective of the project is to ensure the safety and health of farmers and consumers and minimize the risk of contamination of the environment,” said the head of the Agriculture and Forestry and Livestock Department of the National Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (INIDA) Regla Hernandez, in a press statements on the sidelines of the training.
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