Santo Antão: Gilberto Silva suggests the coming from experts to the island to know the young farmers project of Casa de Meio

Porto Novo, Aug 23 (Inforpress) – The Minister of Agriculture and Environment considered, Monday, in Santo Antão, “a model” for Cabo Verde the young farmers project of Casa de Meio, Porto Novo, suggesting the coming from foreign experts to know this experience.

More than 30 young farmers in Casa de Meio, in the countryside of the municipality of Porto Novo, received in 2018 from the State of Cabo Verde about seven hectares of land that, after these years in preparation, are already being cultivated.

These young people have at their disposal water available by a borehole equipped with solar panels and drip irrigation system, in a project promoted by the Association for the Defense of the Heritage of Mértola (Portugal) co-financed by Portuguese Cooperation, the Government of Cabo Verde, the United Nations Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) and the City Hall of Porto Novo.

“It’s a model not only for Cabo Verde. This project is an opportunity to bring experts from other countries to see the Casa do Meio young farmers experience in a hostile environment, but where it is possible to do agriculture”, explained the Minister, visiting theCasa do Meio.

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