This morning several of the CCOO union representatives in Madrid and Murcia accompanied by the Councillor for Social Policy, Maria Martinez, visited social orchards Mazarrón agroecological training for tracking and evaluation of this project, called HUSFA, involving 21 families in the municipality on a parcel that the City has prepared for this initiative in the "La Aceña".
After the visit, have been received by the Mayor of Mazarron, Ginés Campillo, to weigh the possibilities of extending this project once it completes its first phase in March 2013.
In this sense, Ginés Campillo said that "we are ready to continue supporting this project because it offers the possibility that people make a living in a dignified manner and that even in future, be self employed."
This is possible because after the first phase of training in agro-ecological farming on plots of 50 square meters which ends in March 2013, "the City is committed to continue this initiative seeking higher ground to those who meet certain requirements and processes specific training, "as he pointed out the mayor Maria Martinez.
Elsewhere in the Spanish territory, as explained State Representative of the Federation of CCOO Agrifood, Franco Llobera, "is available in a second phase plots of 1000 square meters with whose products, through a contract Treddar , are feeding 10 families for each of the participants. "
Thus, "with 10 families to get to work to a person who is unemployed."
The system also benefits consumers, plus get the products at a good price, they can even "personally know people who are carrying out agro-ecological farming this year consumption has grown 11% compared to the fall of 0 , 3% in the rest of the food industry ", has completed Llobera.
For his part, Secretary General of the Federation of CCOO Agrifood Murcia, Santiago Navarro, stated that "in addition to train unemployed and promote self-employment, it is interesting that in the near future may even become workers independent. "
This statement is given by the fact that after the second phase in which caters to 10 families, participants in the project can move into a mode in which it would supply 20 families having to sign up for Social Security .
For Santiago Navarro "was also promotes teamwork and cooperation among people and this morning we have explained those involved in this pioneering project in the Region of Murcia and has already done in other communities such as Extremadura".
The Mayor of Mazarron, Ginés Campillo, recalled that the project was made possible through the support of the farm Mazarron "Agrimur" so wished that other companies in the municipality "join this initiative."
Ginés Campillo has finished saying that "this project is only an embryo of what should be the ultimate development of the project, already being done in other regions. Grateful they thought of us to be pioneers in the Region of Murcia with this project and self-employment training that culminated see the continuation and expansion of this initiative and that it could focus towards social aid organizations for food staples and agro-ecological quality for families with difficulties. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón