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Home arrow News arrow Latest arrow Plenary meeting in Cape Verde closed successfully.
Plenary meeting in Cape Verde closed successfully. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Erik van den Elsen   

The Minister of Agriculture of Cape Verde, Mrs. Maria Madalena Brito Neves,next to project leader Prof.dr. Coen Ritsema.From January 7th until January 13th the second plenary DESIRE meeting was held. The location was the Island of Santiago, Cape Verde. More than 50 scientists from all over the world joined to discuss various project topics. The meeting was opened by the director of INIDA, Isoldo Gomez and the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries, Mrs. Maria Madalena Brito Neves, who held a plenary speech for te project members.


All presentations can be downloaded from the download page (registered users).
An image slideshow of the project meeting can be viewed from the Cape Verde meeting page. 


During the rest of the day, the work performed in the first project year was presented by the Study Site Leaders. On tuesday the Working Block leaders presented the work done in their working blocks and presented and discussed the work that lies ahead in the second year. Beacuse a new 18 month working plan has to be generated, this was an important topic. Working block leaders and
partner representatives worked together to draw up an integrated plan of action for the second project period. The meeting venue at Praia, Cape Verde.During the third day, the hosts of this meeting, INIDA, had organised a splendid tour accross the island, where a number of interesting sites were visited where various measures against desertification have already been implemented. On thursday, the focus was towards the coming reporting to the EU, and a number of presentations were given about this subject. The offical part of th meeting was closed at the end of the afternoon by Coen Ritsema, project leader, and Isaurinda Baptista, head of the INIDA research team.

Dr. Isaurinda Baptista of INIDA.Friday and Saturday were reserved for field training. On Friday the WOCATmapping system was introduced to the study site leaders, while on Saturday instructions were given about the Indicator System that is going to be used for Working Block 2 and about the monitoring setup to be used in working block 4.

A more extensive report is in preparation and will be posted later.

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