Porto Novo: City Hall places 33 hectares of land at the disposal of urban and peri-urban agriculture 


Porto Novo, July 26 (Inforpress) – Thirty-three hectares of land is the area that the City Hall of Porto Novo intends to make available to increase agriculture in the urban area of Porto Novo, one of the four Cabo Verdean municipalities covered project on urban peri-urban agriculture.

According to City Councilor Valter Silva, Porto Novo has an extensive peripheral area with land available for urban and peri-urban agriculture, with the aim of improving the environmental aspect of the city, but also contributing to family food security.

This information comes at a time when the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been supporting the Government in promoting urban and peri-urban agriculture in Cabo Verde, whose master plan for this sector is being “socialized” in the municipalities covered by the project.

Valter Silva was speaking to the press on Tuesday at the launch of the project for modern agriculture integrated in the city of Porto Novo, financed by 7 million escudos, under the National Program for the Fight against Poverty (PNLP), through the program Socio-economic Opportunities in the Rural Environment (Poser), a project that, in his view, will have a major impact in this city both at the environmental level and in relation to family food security.