MCC Representatives visit the Biological Control project


Zamorano.- On February 20th, 2008, representatives of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) visited the biological control laboratory at the Pan-American Agricultural School (Zamorano) where the Biological Control Project, funded by MCA-Honduras,  is about to begin.

Visitors included Celeste Tarricone, of MCC-Washington; Carol Elwin of MCC-Honduras as well as Guillermo Alvarado Downing and Wilmer Sánchez of MCA-Honduras, who were guided by  Rogelio Trabanino, the project coordinator.


Celeste Tarricone of MCC Washington, visited several  MCA-Honduras projects.


Mr. Trabanino conducted the tour through the laboratory facilities and provided information about the products already available for farmers in Honduras, El Salvador and Jamaica. Among the products currently being offered there are four entomopathogenic fungus, one antagonist fungus and a parasite for the control of fall armyworm in corn (Spodoptera frugiperda). The appropriate use of these products can provide successful results and represents an environmentally friendly means to control pests and to reduce contamination.

During the visit, it was also possible to inspect the area where the greenhouses are going to be built, according to the Grant Agreement signed between MCA-Honduras and Zamorano.  Greenhouses are expected to be ready by next May.

Being informed about the combined research activities scheduled for the next two years, the visitors left  satisfied and with a more profound knowledge about the  Biological Control Project.




2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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