ALIVEST-VERDE (Full title "Innovations and development for the green economy") is a project of the European Union, started in December 2022, with a duration of 26 months.
The project is located in the departments of La Unión and San Miguel with a population of 785.314 inhabitants, whose economy is concentrated in basic grain production activities: corn, beans, rice, as well as semi-permanent crops such as fruit trees, and vegetables.
In this territory, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock promotes a support program for fruit and vegetable producers with investments in equipment and infrastructure, considering the purpose of the proposed project would be a catalyst to take advantage of these investments and promote innovative chaining processes and sustainable, in fact, at this moment LEDA La Unión forms the technical table for fruits and vegetables of La Unión and San Miguel, which is a space to coordinate actions.
Its general objective is to promote competitive, inclusive, sustainable and resilient value chains that allow the generation of employment and the efficient use of resources in the departments of La Unión and San Miguel.
The specific objective is to implement innovative and sustainable technologies in the value chains of vegetables, fruits and honey that allow sustainable growth at benefit 250 MSMEs and producers of the vegetable, fruit and honey value chains in the departments of La Unión and San Miguel.
The Project is led by the Local Economic Development Agency of the Department of La Unión (ADEL La Unión), and, in addition to ILS LEDA, includes the participation of the Italian National Research Council, through the Center for Mediterranean Studies, and the Salvadoran University Gerardo Barrios, through the Green Observatory for Sustainable Development
The expected results are:
ILS LEDA will contribute to achieve the results 1), 2), and 4
An interesting aspect of the project is its sustainability due to multiple factors, such as: