Activities were launched with a very productive work meeting with the Prefeito Adriano Castro and several Directors. The meeting allowed to take stock of the achievements and to establish the guidelines for future work. The Prefeito highlighted the work done in Strategic Planning and the effects it was already producing on the municipality's running. On the other hand, he also pointed out the importance of continuing with the training in internal communication, citizen attention and the work being developed with Peñalolen in support of the entrepreneurs.
The Chamber of Commerce and Services of Nicaragua (CNSC), the European Union (EU), The Colombian Presidential Agency of International Cooperation (APC-Colombia), and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá have joined forces to promote the Business Services Programme (MISE) in Nicaragua.
The Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, held the traditional pruning session of its mulberry field open to the community and students of the UBA Agrotechnical School. Led by Agronomist Claudio Basso, technical expert of this institution for the SEDA Project, the Faculty welcomed many silk producers who attended the gathering to get cuttings of varieties selected for their high protein content to feed the silkworms.
At the 4th edition of the International Conference on Natural Fibers, #ICNF19, which was held in the city of Porto, Portugal, Engineer Patricia Marino, technical coordinator of the SEDA Project, gave a presentation on the contribution to poverty reduction through sustainable sericulture with added local value and a gender focus, and provided an overview of the structure created by the National Institute of Industrial Technology to coordinate a consortium of 9 institutions from 7 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Italy), co-finance
The Delegations of the Red Calle Latinoamericana Project carried out a Technical Assistance Mission to the Ministry of Childhood and Adolescents of Paraguay from 24 to 28 June 2019, in the city of Asunción.
As part of a study trip within the framework of the ADELANTE Programme missions, the technical coordinator of the SEDA Project, Engineer Patricia Marino visited the city of Barcelona to participate in the largest world fair of textile technology, #ITMA2019, where Industry 4.0 and the new generation of machinery and innovations for the textile industry were at the heart of the debates to outline a horizon of new challenges and work perspectives.
In Padua, Italy, professionals Samanta Dobler from the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) and Alessandra Silva from the State University of Maringá (UEM) carried out a sericulture training session at the Council Institute for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis (CREA) of Padua.
The SEDA Project was represented by women scientists who are part of the Project partner Entities in Frontiers in Silk and Tecnologies, Trento Innovation Conferences on Materials Engineering 2019, organized by the University of Trento from 12 to 15 June in the city of Trento, Italy.
Within the framework of the Seda Project co-financed by the European Union through the ADELANTE Programme, an intense week of scientific cooperation in sericulture was carried out in June 2019 at the silk laboratories of the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) between the partners of the Seda Project (National Institute of Agricultural Technology - INTA- and INTI) with the mission of moving forward with the tests of screening, spinning and dyeing with natural dyes of native silk.
Within the framework of the SEDA Project, Engineers Marlene Prieto and Dayron Martin from the Indio Hatuey Experimental Station for Pasture and Forage (EEPFIH), in Cuba, attended the 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Sericulture and Insect Biotechnology, APSERI 2019, coordinated by the International Sericultural Commission in the city of Mysore, India.
They presented research work on agroecological strategies in the Sericulture cycle to increase the added value and evaluation of Sericin hydrolysate extraction methods.