Centro Ceres promotes research and innovation, through initiatives that aim to generate knowledge, open spaces for dialogue, create networks and facilitate learning processes. The foregoing, designed to provide and improve the quality of life of people living in the Valparaíso region.
For this, it was defined that the target segment must be addressed in two focuses:
Medium and small farmers, including Farming Family Farming, whose socio-economic and environmentally vulnerable status due to various causes derived from the evolution of the country’s macroeconomic model and the predominant conventional agriculture.
- Rural community organizations, representing diverse inhabitants of the rural territories of the Aconcagua Basin and that, in some way, have been affected by the conflicts that the lack of rural planning and planning instruments entails.
Therefore, the center has put its work in three thematic programs: Biological Restoration of Soils, Territorial Management of Insects, and Landscape, Territory and Rural Development; a systemic vision that considers not only agriculture but also its territorial environment, adding in the last period of ‘consolidation and positioning’ the emerging Sustainable Agrifood System program.