Malaga has hosted on July 4 and 5 the start-up meeting of the ‘Life Vida for Citrus’ project, which, with an execution period until 2023, is co-financed by the European Union and the entities that are part of the team.
Its objective is to prevent the entry of citrus HLB into the EU through cultural practices that respect the environment, search for resilient plant material and reduce the carbon footprint and the effects of climate change that may influence the development of the disease in our farms, as they have pointed out from Asaja Malaga through a statement.
Thus, with a European scope, ‘Life Vida For Citrus’ has the participating partners of the Young Farmers Agricultural Association of Malaga; Agrimarba 2 SL; Asaja; AVA-Asaja; Seville City Hall; the Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (France); Canary Institute of Agricultural Research; the Andalusian Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Food and Ecological Production and the National Institute of Agronomic Research (France).
There is also the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research; the University of Algarve (Portugal); the Università degli Studi di Catania (Italy); and Valenciagro – Producao frutícola unipessoal LDA.
Thus, last Thursday the program began with the review of the project and the Action Plan, in addition to the realization of the responsibilities of each partner and exposure of deadlines and rules.
This Friday, meanwhile, attendees have received notions about the application of financial issues and communication strategies to make the project and the knowledge that is acquired more visible.
Finally, the partners participating in the project have traced the alignment of the team with the project mandate and the specific needs of interest identified and incorporated, ensuring the results of meeting objectives.
Over the next three and a half years, the beneficiary partners will carry out the tasks defined in the project. All this without forgetting the issues related to its dissemination, the exchange of similar experiences and social participation.