Mr Juan Rodríguez Martínez, the Technical Referent of the Board of the Tourism and Sericulture and Rebocería Training Center of Jiquilpan, known as Casita de Piedra (Stone House) of the Sda Project, has been working on the breeding of worms. After the breeding, came the cutting of the cocoons for the extraction and sexing of the pupae (chrysalis) at this stage of their biological cycle. Once they break their chitinous cover and emerge as butterflies, they gather for mating and fertilisation, subsequently obtaining fertile eggs.
The Seda Project, an initiative promoted by the National Institute of Industrial Technology with the financial support of the European Union through the ADELANTE programme, participated in Emitex - the exhibition that brings together all the textile industry players - on 9, 10 and 10 April 2019 with the aim of informing the participants of the progress of its four-year work plan, which was launched in January 2017.
The Second High-Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) took place from 20 to 22 March, in Buenos Aires, organized by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), in collaboration with the Government of Argentina.
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to Buenos Aires to promote innovative multilateral partnerships for sustainable development, in particular triangular cooperation, and to discuss the EU's cooperation with Argentina.
The international workshop brought together representatives from seven countries to deepen the development of Transversal and Socioemotional Competences, to agree on methodologies and to establish a common working agenda in Latin America.
Montevideo, 27 February 2019.
Engineers Marlene Prieto and Dayron Martín, from the Indio Hatuey Experimental Station for Pasture and Forage (EEPFIH), Cuba, visited the Textile, Chemical and Cellulose Centers of the National Institute of Industrial Technology to receive training and technical assistance in technology applied to the sericulture industry. The objective was to improve the techniques of added value of the textile material, the use of sericine for applications in industries like the cosmetic or pharmaceutical ones and the processing of wastes for the creation of silk paper.
Within the framework of a coordination trip for the SEDA Project in Brazil, Engineer Patricia Marino met with the technical expert Dr.
Eng. Francisco Pescio, technical expert at the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) for the SEDA Project, traveled to Mysore, India, to participate in the Training in Sericulture and Silk Industry, given by the Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute (CSRTI), Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles.
At the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Engineer Francisco Pescio gave two free silk training sessions at the INTA AMBA Headquarters, located in the Buenos Aires District of Ituzaingó.
The first day was dedicated to a workshop on "Silkworm Breeding", with the participation of silk producers who have a productive enterprise underway and producers interested in starting the activity.
The Amazonian State University (Universidad Estatal Amazonica - UEA) of Ecuador joins the partner entities of the SEDA Project to promote the development of sustainable sericulture in Latin America and the Caribbean.