Rapid Response Agro-Lab, Divjake


Financed fund: 36. 975.000 ALL (or 300.000 Euro)

Overall objective:

- Provide agricultural areas with the appropriate tools for the control and response to diseases, pests and the use of chemicals, for the dissemination and implementation of innovative and ecological solutions.

Main activities:

- Make operational and strengthen the existing Analysis Laboratory (in the Multifunctional Center "Urban Lab" -UL-) in Divjake through the equipment of two fundamental testing machines: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS);

- To train (ToT) the chemical analyst of UL on the operation of the mentioned machinery;

- Extend the existing capabilities of the UL analysis laboratory in micropropagation processing, through the provision of equipment;

- Create, promote and disseminate through UL, a basic package of "Integrated Pest Management" (IPM) methodologies and techniques, targeting farmers' ability to address threats and developing appropriate agricultural techniques;

- Disseminate, promote and market the use of laboratory services through the strengthening of UL training structures and social tools.