More than 12,000 rural men and women in the Andean region (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) have replaced traditional energy use with renewable energy, thanks to the Energy and Environment Partnership with the Andean Region (AEA), developed by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (MAEF).
Ecuador will start 2o17 with the entry into force of its Protocol of Accession to the Multiparty Trade Agreement with the EU that, on 20th December, ratified its National Assembly. A bilateral treaty that will open the door to a market of 514 million people, in 28 European countries, from January 1st next year.
In order to promote the marketing of mango in the People's Republic of China, the commercial office of PRO ECUADOR in Shanghai has been carrying out an intense campaign to promote this product, which led to the release of this exotic fruit last November. 87,700 people. This was possible thanks to the cooperation of the Mango Ecuador Foundation and the e-commerce platforms Tmall.com and Yiguo.com, which registered a total of 1,226 purchase orders.
Ecuadorian ambassador Miguel Calahorrano and the president of the agrarian organization AVA-ASAJA, Cristóbal Aguado, have signed a collaboration agreement to facilitate training in agrarian matters and employment in this sector of the Ecuadorian population residing in the Valencian Community. This agreement is estimated to benefit some 20,000 immigrants of the 41,000 from that country currently living in Valencia.
As part of the recent meeting in Quito by the new Andean Network of Quinoa Producers, Ecuador filed on July 13th strategies developed by its public company National Storage Unit to promote the consumption of quinoa in the country. These include the supply of 'QuinuArroz', a mix of cereals with nutritional properties, effectively contributing to nutrition and diet caloric.
Under the IX International Forum on innovation for sustainable agriculture in Latin America, renowned speakers will talk about the economic challenges of the region and innovation as an essential way for development.
Representatives of the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in Mexico City from 29 February to 3 March at the Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, to deepen their efforts sets to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.
Strengthen ties of mutual cooperation to promote the development and improvement of aquaculture-fisheries sector was the purpose of the meeting between officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP), the National Fisheries Institute (INP), and representatives of the National Association of Manufacturers of Canned Fish and Shellfish (ANFACO-CECOPESCA) of Spain.
The Energy Research Corporation of Ecuador is dedicated to deepen the benefits of microalgae, with help from the University of the Americas (UDLA). Currently they are investigating the functionality of microalgae as a potential source of clean, alternative energy. The researchers aim to discover new applications future, not only of microalgae, but other plants that improve the quality of life of people.
Agribusiness and fresh and processed products are two of the sectors that the Ecuadorian government is giving priority to attracting investors. In this interview, agreed on a breakfast conference with businessmen which took place in Valencia last November, Cabascango (Pro Ecuador) tells the status of economic exchange between Ecuador and Europe and gives important clues about what you need to know to invest in their country.
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