Enlargement and Follow-up of the Food Security and Sovereignty Program with Engaged Families of the Community of El Pescadero, BCS

Organization: Sistemas Naturales y Desarrollo A.C.
Project: Enlargement and Follow-up of the Food Security and Sovereignty Program with Engaged Families of the Community of El Pescadero, BCS
Grant: FA-1401432
Period: 2014-2015
Place: Community of El Pescadero, La Paz, Baja California Sur

For more than 5 years Sistemas Naturales y Desarrollo A.C. (SINADES) has contributed through it’s Community Center for Environmental, Cultural and Healing Expression “Cue Da-temba” to the strengthening of the coordinated work of, and in, the community. Among the initiatives of the members of the group, what stands out is the dedication and commitment with which they have accompanied more than 22 families in the installation and development of greenhouse gardens in their homes, while training them in different topics related to the organic production of food, as well as the value and nutritional advantage of them.

In 2014 they coordinated with the local TeleSecundaria, where the teenagers worked in three different spaces within the school as part of the Course of Alternative Crops from SINADES, growing vegetables and varied flowers, which were used by the teenagers to obtain seeds and to consume. The work that the organization has done with young people and children really important since their contribution has helped to sprout interest in them about eco-technological practices and about the conservation and protection of the environment.

Another successful program of SINADES has been organizing the Group of Women Manufacturers of Consciousness, who
are currently looking for ways to have markets for the exchange and sale of fresh, healthy and local produce (grown in their gardens), as part of the strategy to support a healthy nutrition of the community.

Through the performed worked and the permanent contact with the community, Natural Systems and AC Development has identified its contribution in increasing awareness of the need for alternatives that allow families to access a better and healthier diet. Still, they continue to work on the search for strategies to improve and strengthen that awareness and motivate the rest of the community to take action.