The National Peas Foundation develops family orchards in Chimaltenango and Sacatepequez
The National Peas Foundation (FUNDARVERJA) established a collaboration agreement with the Agriculture Chemicals Association (AGREQUIMA) to jointly develop social projects in the country.
As part of this agreement, both institutions received donations of onion, beet, blackberries, lettuce, tomatoes and radish seeds to start twenty family orchards in areas like Patzun (Chimaltenango department) and Santa María de Jesus (Sacatepequez department) and benefit poor families or rural areas.
The project seeks to allow rural families to increase the variety of their food intakes and start a healthier diet. Technical training on how to plant and take care of the orchards is also being given by students of the Agriculture School (ENCA).
With the implementation of these actions, as FUNDARVEJA we continue with our mission of improving the health of rural families involved in the production of export products and improving their wellbeing in areas like nutrition, environmental health and sustainability; said Mr. Eduardo Calderon, CEO of FUNDARVEJA.
For more information on projects managed by FUNDARVEJA, contact Mr. Eduardo Calderon (CEO of FUNDARVEJA) at firstname.lastname@example.org