The program was designed to strengthen community resilience and in pursuit of the strengthening of local food systems, and the participants in the event will visit productive and educational centers where transformations have taken place.
According to those involved in its implementation, one of the greatest merits of ProAct was establishing a direct link between farmers and teaching entities of preschool and primary education, which contributed to the supply of fresh vegetables for consumption by the children population.
They also highlighted the delivery of irrigation systems and solar panels to farmers, as well as the work carried out with food buyers from school institutions so that minors are privileged by an adequate nutritional approach.
In the first of the days of the workshop, held on Wednesday, the exhibitors discussed the impact of the initiative in the creation of jobs for women in these localities. They also spoke about training activities for teaching staff regarding the importance of a balanced diet, and regarding the strengthening of productive capacities.
New equipment was also provided to municipal meteorological stations as part of the program, allowing for the supply of hazard, vulnerability and risk studies to the associated farms in the selected municipalities.
The project is sponsored by the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and was financed with two million euros provided by the European Union.