Portugal-TL sing an agreement in Coffee plantation to develop the agriculture sector

Portugal-TL sing an agreement  in Coffee plantation to develop the agriculture sector

DILI, 09 november, 2021 (TATOLI)- Portugal and Timor-Leste (TL) through the minister of Agriculture and fishery signed a bilateral agreement to develop a coffee plantation in Timor-Leste.

The agreement was signed between the Ambassador of Portuguese to Timor-Leste, José Pedro Machado Viera, and Minister of Agriculture and fisheries, Pedro Dos Reis at the Portugal embassy in Dili, this Monday.

This agreement is made to ensure the continuation of the Portugal coffee field in Aileu municipality continues to develop.

The Ambassador of Portugal to Timor-Leste, José Pedro Machado Viera said this cooperation is to support local products to diversify and increase the agriculture product for the agroforestry sector.

“This is an important day of the cooperation between us, in the agriculture sector. We recently signed two important agreement documents on developing this cooperation. These documents show judicial working cooperation,” Said Portugal Ambassador, José Pedro Machado Vieira.

He explained this agreement is attributed for two decades to, agroforestry sector in TL, the formed in Quintal de Portugal.

Therefore, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (TL), Pedro Dos Reis said the documents that have been signed from two sides will be part of judicial in the coffee cooperation sector in the coming days.

“The aim of this agreement is made for the quintal Portugal in Aileu sub-district, as the preview agreement is expired. Today we renew the agreement based on the law,” he said.

This corporation is also referring to the research center on coffee-infected rust disease (CIFC) from the higher institute of Lisbon Agronomy university. It is aimed to improve the work cooperation that has been done from 2009 to 2012 to identify the character of coffee and deeply learn about the types of coffee.

Mold coffee disease in Timor-Leste identified the types of coffee with the new variants where the product is resilient with pesticide. Mold plant disease or pesticide is the most dangerous insect that can damage Arabica coffee, it is impacted for the loss of crops at the rate of 30%.

This pesticide disease is caused by mold Hemileia Vastarix, and infected to the leaves of coffee and develop under the coffee leaves. It is called Pustula serum uredospores in yellow color. It is affected to the all leaves are fallen before the season.

CIFC researcher is under the working cooperation with the minister of agriculture and fisheries in Timor-Leste has recorded that the physiology disease considers as the race which has been identified in Timor-Leste and considering the most dangerous and damaged coffee plantation in around the world.

This researcher is conducted to identify the possibility of deep understanding about the coffee disease and primer descendant assist in this country. It is also helping to identify the productivity and resilient nature of the disease.



Journalist: Cidalia Fátima

Editor: Armindina Moniz 

Translator: José Belarmino De Sá


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