SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct. 17 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo of Tenerife and the Canarian Agricultural Research Institute (ICIA) renew their commitment to the island’s primary sector by promoting initiatives that contribute to recovering and conserving local agricultural biodiversity.
The counselor of the Primary Sector, Valentín González, and the director of the ICIA, Janira Gutiérrez, held a working meeting where they addressed different issues such as the Forage Plan, designed to improve the supply of forage for the island’s livestock herd and which seeks to reduce dependence on the outside world and reduce the possibility of serious pest attacks, which has an impact on improving the profitability of livestock farms.
Thus, both administrations work hand in hand to promote different projects to avoid or minimize pests on Tenerife farms, as well as for efficiency in irrigation for avocado and banana production.
During the working meeting, the Cabildo and ICIA also addressed aspects related to safety on agricultural farms, and carried out an analysis of the activity of the Center for the Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity of Tenerife (CCBAT), an organic unit dependent on the Primary Sector area. of the Cabildo of Tenerife, which works with the fundamental objective of recovering and conserving local agricultural biodiversity, includes a note from the corporation.
The CCBAT belongs to the National Network of Germplasm Banks and assumes the commitment to avoid, to the extent possible, the loss of local agricultural diversity, for which it carries out a series of activities such as the collection of local material, conservation, characterization, multiplication, regeneration and documentation, with the aim of transmitting this important heritage to future generations.