Governments of Cape Verde and Brazil in agricultural partnership

19 September 2007

Praia, Cape Verde, 19 Sept – The governments of Cape Verde and Brazil have signed three agreements for the implementation of projects to support the National Institute of Agrarian Development in Cape Verde.

The projects, which are expected to cost US$393,000, will be financed by the Brazilian government through the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) and by the government of Cape Verde.

The project to strengthen the National Institute for Agrarian Research and Development is estimated at some US$65,000 and aims to train teams from the Cape Verdean Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture in strategic planning for agricultural research and drawing up the master plan.

The project to support the development of horticulture in Cape Verde will cost round US$170,000 and primarily aims to train specialists in the sector to produce vegetables and tropical fruits.

The final project aims to train specialists in animal production, particularly in the area of sheep and goats and egg production and is expected to cost US$160,000. (macauhub)