The participants are Nabil Chelaouaou, an aspiring
entrepreneur from Italy who is launching "Green Farm", a project that
places great emphasis on fresh and healthy vegetables and will have a wide
range of fresh and healthy salad varieties as well as fresh and high-quality
vegetables to sell. Carlos Rubio María, who runs "La Bardal", a
project that focuses on rural renewal and participatory governance, signed up
as a host entrepreneur in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme to innovate
his organisation. Nabil and Carlos decided to do an exchange together to share
experiences and improve their skills, discover new markets and develop a
strategy for their business objectives.
The activities undertaken during the exchange have focused on: preparing and treating the soil for planting planting taking care about plants collecting vegetables building terraces to plant in difficult places working with animals marketing and selling organic products through local markets and online channels seeds bank and how to reduce own seeds together with manual activities storage.
Nabil and Carlos also co-organized and implemented 5 workshops together and
meetings ("Encontros Verdes”) and planned
several training courses about regenerative agriculture aimed to fight climate
In genera,l the main focus of the exchange
has been permaculture, and regenerative agriculture, and how to better use
natural resources and practices to have a direct and real and positive impact
on society (and on climate change).
The exchange gave both participants the
opportunity to share experiences and
knowledge about regenerative agriculture, also working joint planning
activities for local community. Nabil and Carlos explored and also launched a
joint project named "Saja Verde", which objective is rising awareness
about protecting the Saja River.
Nabil had the opportunity to deepen his
knowledge of sustainable practises in permaculture and organic vegetable
farming and to expand his target market and customer base through an effective
marketing and networking approach. On the other hand, Carlos had the
opportunity to receive support and new ideas related to permaculture and animal
husbandry and to develop new activities and events on the farm.
For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:
New entrepreneur's contact point:MICROFINANZA SRL
(Vicenza, Italy) Host entrepreneur's contact point:CAMARA OFICIAL DE COMERCIO INDUSTRIA Y NAVEGACION DE CANTABRIA
(Santander , Spain)
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