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aTerra, Fundação fé e Cooperação
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aTerra, Fundação fé e Cooperação

ORGANISATION BACKGROUND AND LOCAL CONTEXT

FEC – Fundação Fé e Cooperação* is aimed at promoting integral human development through cooperation and solidarity between peo-ple, communities and Churches. The project aTerra intends to reduce social inequalities, poverty and exclusion in the rural areas of the Portu-guese small holdings, tackling two central problems: 1) lack of sustaina-bility in rural areas with consequent depopulation of the countryside and the recurrence of forest fires, loss of opportunities and biodiversity; 2) Lack of identity and awareness of the youth in the rural areas in terms of the challenges and the intrinsic values of the communities and regions in which they are integrated, followed by a diminished culture of commitment and responsibility in the pursue of alternatives to the revival of those areas. In the scope of this project the following actions were implemented: (i) five trainings in organic framing; (ii) monthly meetings to share experiences; iii) study of different consumer preferences (families, institutions, retailers, wholesalers) towards the consumption of local produce; iv) coordination with municipality schools to reach a commitment on local consumption.

ACTIVITIES

This is a three-day training experience. Activities include:

  • Briefing on both local context and project aims;
  • Develop educational activities for the schools in the Casa Velha Association kitchen garden and visits to local producers;
  • Participate in the world lunch or dinner of local produce in the Fáti-ma School Hotel.

THIS EXPERIENCE WILL ALLOW YOU TO:

  • Learn about the local context and acquire/strengthen knowled-ge in the area of rural sustainabi-lity in Portugal;
  • Reflect on the economic poten-tial of valuing locally-generated resources;
  • Understand the importance of building the capacities of the school community as an integra-ted strategy of rural sustainability.

LOGISTICS

Transport:ation: Public transport, rent-a-car,  taxi  
Accommodation:  Guest house; Hotel, B&B, AirBnB.  
Languages: Portuguese
Currency: Euro

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Rosto Solidário

Email: cidadaniaglobal@rostosolidario.pt
          geral@rostosolidario.pt
Phone:
+351 256 336 001
Skype ID:
rsongd

Contact Us

OIKOS ONLUS – Organization for International KOoperation and Solidarity

Via Marano Lagunare 3, Udine (UD) – Italy

E-mail: info@oikosonlus.net

Tel: +39 0432 520803