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Environment Minister visits São Lourenço dos Orgãos to inaugurate Trichogramma production laboratory

Praia, Jul  29 (Inforpress) – The Minister of Agriculture and Environment (MAA), Gilberto Silva will be on Monday, 29, in São Lourenço dos Órgãos, to inaugurate the Insectary and Biofactory for the production of Trichogramma.

The officialization of this laboratory, according to a Government press release, comes within the framework of (PROJET TCP / CVI / 3607) entitled “Appui à Lutte intégrée contre la chenille légionnaire d’automne au Cabo Verde”, in which the United Nations for Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the National Institute for Agrarian Research and Development (INIDA) have signed a complementary implementation agreement aimed at, among other activities, inserting biological control through the use of other insects.

During his visit, the INIDA and the Environment Fund sign an agreement for Strengthening Resilience and Fostering the Agriculture and Environment Sectors in Cabo Verde.

Strengthening the resilience of farm households has been one of the Government’s priorities following the past three years of severe and extreme droughts plaguing the country, associated with the emergence of the maize cartridge caterpillar (spodoptera frugiperda) that strikes various crops.

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