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07. CREATING A PROGRAM TO TRANSFORM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS INTO REGENERATIVE FARMERS

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Budget (USD)

(USD) – total: 80.000

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First Phase Needs

(USD): 80.000

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Type of Project

Philanthropy

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Timeframe

1 year

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Geographical Scope

Guanacaste

& Costa Rica

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Partners

Biofutura, Institute for Territorial Development (INDER), Institute for Municipal Development and Advisory Services (IFAM), National Learning Institute (INA), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)

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Target

Farmers

WHAT DOES THIS PROJECT DO?

It provides training services to farmers who have previously developed chemical-based agricultural practices. It uses high schools (CTPs) as eld facilities. This project adapts curricula and educational methods, understanding farmers’ implicit biases that keep them in the cultural-productive paradigm of soil degradation, and incorporates experiences based on behavioral economics.

HOW IS IT GOVERNED?

The University of International Cooperation (UCI) integrates a decision-making committee with local representatives who are members of the respective boards of education. And land owners. It also forms and manages an implementation team. It links public and private counterparts through agreements and contracts.

 

  

WHAT IS THIS PROJECT?

As a popular school of regenerative agriculture, it is open to active farmers. It is a multicentric network of training nodes scattered throughout the territory with their main base in high schools (CTPs) and secondary and temporary bases in participants’ farms. It is also a public-private partnership.

HOW IS IT VALIDATED?

By counting the number of farmers trained, technical schools involved, cooperation agreements with municipalities, instructors involved, hectares potentially affected, communities integrated, life story narratives.

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Contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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