Citriculture specialists gather at the “Orange XXI Conference”

Regional Director of Agriculture and Fisheries participates in the opening session

Citriculture specialists will meet at the “Laranja XXI Conference”, which is scheduled for February 15th, Friday, at 14 pm, at Fissul's Colloquium Room and which is part of the III Silves Capital da Laranja exhibition.

The conference, which will count, in the opening session, with the presence of Rosa Palma, mayor of Silves and Pedro Valadas Monteiro, regional director of Agriculture and Fisheries, will be moderated by João Garcia, technician of the municipality of Silves.

This event “will allow for debates on issues related to agricultural planning and financing, as well as more scientific issues”, explains the Chamber of Silves.

The inauguration of the III Mostra Silves Capital da Laranja is scheduled for the 15th, at 10:30 am. The exhibition will feature several dozen exhibitors linked to citrus, wine, agriculture, regional products, sweets, handicraft and gastronomy, as well as some associations and local and regional entities.

Program of the "Orange XXI Conference":

14h – Opening Session – Rosa Palma, Mayor of Silves | Pedro Valadas Monteiro, Algarve Regional Director for Agriculture and Fisheries | Amílcar Duarte, Faculty of Science and Technology at UAlg
14h – Opening of jobs
14h – Intermunicipal Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Algarve (AMAL) | Water Resources and Agriculture, with Luís Dias (Faculty of Sciences, Univ. of Lisbon)
15h – Huanglongbing (HLB), a threat to citrus growing. The case of Brazil, with Paulo Paiva (IFTM Campus Uberaba-Brasil/UAlg)
15h – The Sadness of citrus fruit. New threats and ongoing lines of investigation, with Natália Marques (UAlg's Science and Technology Faculty)
16h - Coffee Break
16h – Irrigation of citrus fruit, with José Carlos Tomás (Regional Directorate of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Algarve)
17h – AlgarOrange, Algarve Citrus Operators Association, with José Oliveira (AlgarOrange)
17h - Debate
18h – Closing of work