WFTO Latin American Associate Fair Trade Network CLAC (Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores de Comercio Justo) with the support of the University of Bogota, Uniminuto and COSA (Committee on Sustainability Assessment), launched the competition: "Good Agricultural Practices for Crop Diversification and Family Farming for Food Security and Sovereignity".
Their goal is to gather experiences from organisations of small producers in Latin America and the Caribbean and to facilitate the exchange of these through the virtual platform "ProgresoNetwork". A team of assessors from the three institutions will choose the best experience, giving a price of 1,500 USD.
Most small producers of Fair Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean focus most of their agricultural production on export duties, often on monocultures such as coffee and bananas.
However, all of CLAC's Fair Trade organisations are aware of the importance of being able to ensure improved access to safe and nutritious food, through diversifying their crops. Many already deployed home gardens for consumption of some basic foods within their homes.
DEADLINE is 14 November, 2014.
Read more on this contest here: http://www.clac-comerciojusto.org/ulcj/concurso-seguridad-y-soberania-alimentaria/ OR here.