The provincial government of Chimborazo, inaugurated the Provincial Agroecological School, in coordination with the prefectures of Cotopaxi, Bolívar, Technical University of Cotopaxi, State University of Bolívar and the Higher Polytechnic School of Chimborazo, an event that had the support of CARE Ecuador; with the purpose of strengthening rural initiatives and practices that generate new agricultural proposals for healthy production, self-consumption and associative marketing of their products.
“It is very important in these moments of health crisis, to move our cantons forward, with a common goal, to work for our people (…) the province of Chimborazo needs to grow, joining forces and consolidating ourselves as a community in the central highlands to promote and strengthen agriculture in these three sister provinces, “said Juan Pablo Cruz, prefect of Chimborazo.
250 women from the San Juan parish of Riobamba canton also participated in this event, who attended the exhibitions of agreements for agroecology in the provinces of the sierra – center of the country, agroecology as an alternative to climate crises, food systems and the role of rural women in the defense and care of life.
Tránsito Aguáchela, vice-prefect of Bolívar, recognized that the articulation between institutions allows the progress of the territories. “The joint work transforms, the strength and the opportunity for an integral and sustainable development, for our towns and provinces that today have come together with a single objective, with the creation of this agroecological school.”
Miryam Satán, director of Environmental Management, explained the importance of joining these proposals. “Andean rural women producers, facing climate change and the active participation of rural women through the strengthening of capacities and good environmental practices, promoting the care of the common home, the pachamama,” she said.
The event concluded with a forum aimed at rural women, where they were encouraged to continue strengthening good environmental practices in the field.