The Chimborazo Prefecture inaugurated the Technical Assistance Unit for Productive Change of the Pallatanga canton, which is part of the Agricultural Innovation Program of the Productive Development Directorate.
It is intended to optimize the use of resources: human, technical, economic and material in carrying out congestion activities in matters of Productive Development, the Prefecture of Chimborazo, with the support of the Pallatanga canton, for the Reactivation Plan for Productive Change of the Great Chimborazo.
“We are opening these Technical Assistance offices with all their specialties at the livestock, agricultural, agro-industrial, commercialization and information level to access fair credits with requirements that are not unenforceable; something very important, because we are closing the production chain, “said Juan Pablo Cruz, prefect of Chimborazo.
Technicians in agronomy, veterinary, commercial, agro-industrial and credit are in charge of providing the corresponding assistance to producers, thus preventing them from traveling to the central plant, located in the capital of Chimborazo.
The services will be fulfilled step by step, according to the need of the producer or association (if required), that is, if a person who is dedicated to the production of a vegetable, the agronomist will be in charge of providing training for soil analysis, harvest, post-harvest, fertilization, among others. Then, the agroindustrial must deliver added value to the product, locate a small collection center or a transfer space, and later, the marketing technician will help with the location where the products will be distributed. And the credit will be to request financing at low interest and with procedures that can be streamlined, although the latter is not a direct competence of the Provincial Government, agreements have been signed to be able to execute and provide a complete service.
“They should no longer go to the prefecture facilities to request technical assistance (…), the objective is to cover 100% of the province,” explained Edison Campos, director of Productive Development.
The services are completely free, without requesting an economic counterpart.