The State government, through the Department of Production and Agribusiness (Sepa), highlighted a team of agronomist engineers from the Sustainable Productive Systems Division to bring technical assistance to a family that decided to invest in fruit growing in Assis Brazil, a municipality that borders Peru.
The rural producer Valdemiro Lima Júnior has his property located on the banks of the BR-317, six kilometers from Assis Brasil. Observing the new proposal of the state advocated by Governor Gladson Cameli in developing Acre by agribusiness, he and his family decided to believe in this new phase and invest their own resources in fruit production, starting with papaya.
Valdemiro began its production over 2.5 hectares, with the implementation of a system with more than 4,500 papaya seedlings in an area that was previously used for other activities.
The producer had contacted Sepa, with the secretary Edivan Azevedo himself, to learn about the procedures related to the irrigation of the plantation. With the request, the Sepa team, with the support of the local office, went to the property and expanded the range of information according to the technical characteristics of the area and the requirements of the culture in question.
The work also involved the phytosanitary context, forwarding important actions that could help the family in the performance of its activity, which strengthens the state government's commitment to family farming.
Secretary Edivan Azevedo reinforces that, even in the pandemic period, agribusiness does not stop. It is he who guarantees food on the family table and the food security of the population.
"The demands have arisen, the producers have produced, and the state government can not fail to meet these families who follow with their work, on their properties, needing technical assistance and actions to drain and ensure their productions," says the secretary.
Source: Acre News