Social Responsibility Overview
How the project will impact the quality of life of the beneficiaries:
The participants of the programs of purchase of product are generators of its own development, obtaining with this:
1-Better socioeconomic conditions of beneficiary families.
2-Better level of marketing of agricultural products in the region.
3-Improvement of production and technology available.
4-Generation of more technology transfer, by increasing production and marketing.
5-Obtain a payment for your product, without having to be forced to wait long periods of time.
Since October 2010, the CACPZ has been working on the CNP (National Production Council) program known as PAI (Institutional Supply Program). This has represented a struggle and a great challenge since we are obliged to train our producers in a series of techniques that have been left aside because of lack of planning and interest by institutions related to production and food security and not doing so, we could not venture into this market.
The agricultural sector in the region has long presented problems due to the degradation of the activity itself. This factor is presented since in the analysis of the social mapping of the rural area, it has been detected that the farmer has a lack of training in areas such as; business management, good agricultural practices, post-harvest management techniques, pest and disease control, fruit and vegetable production, and marketing of its products for export purposes. Generally their function reaches until the harvest within the lines of production, this has generated the appearance of the chains of intermediaries that raise costs and therefore, the price to the consumer and in return the producer, who does not receive the fair payment for their production.
Our agricultural center has developed trainings of good agricultural practices however, we realize that post harvest management is very complicated due to lack of infrastructure. The PAI project is being worked on in the brunca region and the southern zone, in the area of perishable fruit and vegetable crops, and because of the high quality standards requested by the CNP, which is the institution in charge of PAI. It is in the interest of improving the productive capacity of the regional farmer and, in turn, reducing the purchase of products from other areas of the country with the idea in the short and medium term, of developing export capacity. Currently the CAC de Pérez Zeledón provides support to the CNP regarding the institutional supply program, taking care of the police delegations of the south zone (Ministry of Public Safety), Hospital of Golfito and San Vito de CotoBrus (CCSS), Center of Admission of Justice and Grace, and CENCINAIs among others.
We also have a sales force with value-added products placed in local supermarkets with high acceptance.
Environment and Sustainability
Vision of CACPZ
"To be an organization representative of the agro-industrial sector and a propelling model of development and conversion of productive units in small and medium enterprises, positioning the agricultural sector as a solid pillar within the local and national economy, functioning as a productive encluster Agribusiness ".
Within the responsibility, for the traceability and innocuousness of the products hortifrutícolas, important positive followings have been followed for the environment:
1-Samples are randomly taken from different products, sent to the laboratory for studies of waste, and ensure compliance with good agricultural practices, using the permitted amounts of agrochemicals and those authorized per product.
2-Horticultural waste is used in animal consumption, avoiding waste and debris that would attract flies.
3-The production farms are visited to ensure compliance with good agricultural practices and to avoid erosion, water pollution and to make available techniques that allow better and greater production.
Strategic Principles of CACPZ
-Development of management capacities
-Technical assistance in the field
-Good farming practices
-Opening of market niches
-Fair and supportive price
-Good manufacturing practices
Mission of CACPZ
Promote the agricultural sector and be a bridge between the producer and the progress in terms of a better quality of life, for the present and future generations, supporting the commercialization and sale of local and regional production.
Junta directiva del CACPZ, en sección de asamblea 2017