The Aprodes Foundation
Boosting vegetable consumption in Peru
Aprodes supports families to grow their own vegetables. The organisation runs courses in crop production, and nutritionists explain the importance of healthy eating to the locals. As a result, more and more families have created their own vegetable garden, and there has been a strong improvement in the local diet. Aprodes has been active in the south east of Peru, close to the city of Cuzco, since 2006. The Rijk Zwaan Committee for Development Cooperation has been supplying vegetable seeds since 2005 and also shares its technical expertise.
Committee for Development Cooperation
The Rijk Zwaan Committee for Development Cooperation is involved in development work, with a focus on sharing our knowledge about vegetable farming. We work together with local organisations to provide technical advice and support to farmers and growers in developing countries. Our aim is to stimulate vegetable consumption within families and communities, and to help farmers to improve their income position.
Are you interested in the development projects and initiatives we support? Have a look at www.rijkzwaan.com/development-projects.