Convenio Program

Post image for Convenio Program

May 2006 – December 2011
Contact: guilherme.belun@gmail.com

The Convenio Program assisted fishermen, farmers and their communities in Bacau and Viqueque to reduce poverty through economic development. The activities aimed to improve living standards through an increase in agricultural production, improved market access, and reinforcement of the capacity of women.

The program sought to meet community needs through channels such as cooperative fisheries and community working groups. This included organizational management training; financial management training; basic cooperatives training; cooperative board establishment; cooperative law and regulatory development; governmental-cooperative coordination; fishing infrastructure; and cross-cooperative discussions. It is hoped to expand these programs into more districts in the coming year.