A second meeting for the Integral Use of Cactus Pear and Other Cacti, and the 1st South America meeting of Fao-ICARDA CactusNet was recently held in Argentina. The main objectives were;
- to promote and share knowledge on the importance and use of cacti for the semi-arid regions in South America among farmers, researchers and policy makers,
- improve food security, contributing towards eradication of hunger and poverty,
- increase resilience towards climate change and desertification.
Latest information regarding production, management, processing, different uses (fodder, food, dye, etc) were shared among the participants.
The 'Proceedings' document is available for online reading and/or download here below (in Spanish only).
The next International Cactus Congress will be held in Palermo, Italy, 27-31 October 2013. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.