Courses

Local Supply Chain for School Canteens, CERAI
Free

Local Supply Chain for School Canteens, CERAI

ORGANISATION BACKGROUND AND LOCAL CONTEXT

The Spanish NGO Center for Rural Studies and International Agriculture (CERAI) aims at contributing to the development of rural communities through an agro-ecological approach that defends food sovereignty. In Cape Verde, vulnerability to food security and economic develop-ment is related to the scarcity of natural resources and the pressure on them. The project's main objective is to support the Cape Verdean Foundation for School Social Action (FICASE) and the Local Agro-Livestock Producers Network (REPAL). This action takes place on the island of São Vicente, in schools located in different neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Mindelo and in agricultural production areas. The inter-vention carries out activities in three strategic areas: 1) Boost rural asso-ciations with the objective of improving the organisational capacity of the island's farmers; 2) Sustainable agricultural production aimed at strengthening production capacities, planning and diversification, post-harvest management and marketing of agricultural products; 3) foster rural businesses with the objective of supporting the network of small producers/local suppliers in the marketing of their horticultural products.

ACTIVITIES

This is an estimated five-day training experience.  Activities include:

  • Briefing on both local context and project background;
  • Observe producers’ applications to the batches of products to be delivered to the REPAL Network and then to the schools;
  • Participate in the following activities: i) collection of the products in the gardens and transportation to the logistics centre; ii) cleaning, selection, conservation of products in the Activity Center; iii) preparation and delivery of the baskets to schools.

THIS EXPERIENCE WILL ALLOW YOU TO:

  • Acquire or strengthen knowled-ge in the area of supply chain management;
  • Learn about Cape Verde’s local context.
  • Understand the methodology applied by  CERAI to strengthen agro-ecological activities in S. Vicente and contribute to increase food security at the community level.

LOGISTICS

Transportation: organised by the project staff, rent-a-car   
Accommodation: Hotel, guest house, etc;
Language: Cape-Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Spanish (work)
Currency: Cape Verdean Escudo

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