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Published on May 23rd, 2014 | by mundohr

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The Harvest Market “Parladoiros” donates all the money raised to the Fundación Juana de Vega’s “Programa de Apoyo al Emprendimiento Agroalimentario”

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Santiago Ojea, Chairman of Corporación Hijos de Rivera, and representative of all the companies who set up this initiative, handed the donation to Enrique Sáez, President of the Fundación Juana de Vega. The Parladoiros (Roundtables) held on 23 April in the Teatro Rosalía in A Coruña raised €2,730.

The Parladoiros del Mercado de la Cosecha (Harvest Market Roundtables) held on the 23 April in A Coruña has donated all the money raised to the Fundación Juana de Vega’s “Programa de Apoyo al Emprendimiento Agroalimentario” (Fundación Juana de Vega Support for Food and Agriclture Entrepreneurship Programme). The sum of €2,730 raised from ticket sales for the event will be destined to support the setting up of new businesses in rural areas via innovative projects which generate added value.

This morning, Santiago Ojea, Chairman of Hijos de Rivera, as representative of all the companies who set up this initiative, handed the donation to Enrique Sáez, President of the Fundación Juana de Vega.

Support for Food and Agriculture Entrepreneurship Programme

The objective of the programme is to contribute to improving the business fabric and economic and social progress in rural areas, via all round support to new businesses in rural areas with innovative projects and which generate added value, allowing the growth of wealth and employment in a strategic sector for Galicia.

The programme is aimed at any person, regardless of age or educational background. It could be a young entrepreneur or someone from the industrial or service sector who has taken early retirement who wishes to put a farm and food produce business into action.  The projects can be new companies or rebuilt companies, or family companies that need to undergo a change in business model. They can also be cooperatives or food and farm product social economies, in general any individual or collective project that is innovative and adds value to Galician food and farm products.

Through this programme, the Fundación Juana de Vega aims to help those entrepreneurs to take full advantage of the opportunities and possibilities offered by the countryside as a means to entrepreneurship in this current difficult economic period.

Mercado de la Cosecha (Harvest Market)

Three important companies, Corporación Hijos de Rivera, Gadis and R, have decided to focus part of their social responsibility jointly through the creation of the Mercado de la Cosecha (Harvest Market), a platform of initiatives for those who share and propose ideas to develop the competitive development of Galicia, and the sustainability of rural areas.

One of the highlighted actions of this initiative are the Parladoiros (Roundtables), an event which took place on 23 April at the Teatro Rosalía in A Coruña and at which 8 speakers shared their experiences when faced with the countryside as a way of life.

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