Praia, March 20 (Inforpress) - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is promoting today, World Agriculture Day, a training on fruit farming in order to strengthen the knowledge of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment technicians and private sector in this area.

The five-day training will take place at the National Institute for Agrarian Research and Development (INIDA), in Sao Jorge dos Orgãos, under the theme "Techniques of Production of plants, installation and management of germplasm banks and orchards" in the context of the TPC / CVI / 3603 Project "Reliance des cultures fruitières au Cape Verde".

According to information provided to Inforpress by the FAO in Cabo Verde, the training aims to provide the 25 trainees, with the private sector being allocated to the fruit sector, a set of knowledge of "easy understanding" and skills to improve their performance in the field of fruit growing.

The improvement of the technical capacity of the participants in the selection and production of quality plants, the reinforcement of the trainees' knowledge in the identification and control of the main pests and diseases of the fruit trees, and to provide the trainees with knowledge on the techniques of harvesting are among the specific objectives of the course.