Lincoln trains organic

10 Jul 2021

After the signing of an agreement between Mayor Salvador Serenal and the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), the Technician in Organic Plant Production will be dictated in the neighboring district.

Lincoln’s party is a pioneer in the region when it comes to understanding that the current productive matrix of agriculture has an expiration date for two reasons: one that diversity cannot continue to be devastated with drug dependence on agrochemicals and second, that as The health of the population is a priority over the economy, since without life there is nothing.

That is why it is celebrated with admiration that a district works together on sustainable, agroecological and organic agriculture. And even more so that the speech is consistent with the attitude.

And in this virtuous scenario now, the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), will dictate in Lincoln the Technician in Organic Vegetable Production.

The race will be offered free of charge and will last for three years and classes will begin on August 9.

Those who wish to register should contact the cell phone 2355 697959 or go to the annexed building for Culture and Education (Massey y Moreno), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For the first time, Lincoln will have a degree from the UBA related to agriculture.

As they explained, “the arrival of the Technician in Organic Plant Production is directly linked to the fact that, by strategic area, agricultural activity is one of the main economic activities of the party, which is why this type of training is considered extremely important in a way of produce alternative, taking into account the global trend towards respect for the environment ”.

The Technical Degree in Organic Vegetable Production of the UBA will join the current university offer of the district that already has a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Management and a Technical Degree in Gerontology, which are dictated in an agreement between the municipality and the National University of San Antonio de Areco ( UNSAdA).

The career that will be taught now in Lincoln is quite new and in 2019 at FAUBA it was the only Technical Department of Organic Vegetable Production in Argentina and Latin America, for which students came from different countries.

At the National University of Catamarca since 2017, the Diploma of Production and Marketing of Organic Agri-food has been dictated, which lasts one year.

From the Faculty of Agronomy, they highlighted that “Argentina ranks second in the world ranking of certified organic surface, but there was no training from the university or from the secondary schools regarding that. In order to grow and have a greater critical mass of technicians who can advise organic producers, there were no professionals, so the creation of the technical department arises there ”.

In an interview with the Agrofy portal, Marcela Ablin, agronomist, specialist in organic production and certification, and professor of the Practice Workshop chair, had pointed out that “the faculties of agronomy in Argentina train professionals related to conventional production, but not with respect to the organic ”.

Timely the teacher, in relation to the profile of the students who come to study the FAUBA technician, described that it is very varied: “There are the same number of men and women; young people who graduate from high school and go to university to pursue this tertiary career, but older people also come; people who come from other areas or who could not study and find this technique that interests them; there are also many people in the city who are looking for alternatives, many people who are vegetarian or who want a different diet ”.

Belén Díaz, one of the 100 students who study the FAUBA’s Technical Degree in Organic Vegetable Production per year and who can now be studied in Lincoln, said that “I’ve always been interested in food without agrochemicals, many times vegetables arrive that do not have the time of deficiency (from harvest until it reaches the consumer) necessary, and we are not aware, I am interested in raising awareness in the family and the entire community ”.

There are subjects ranging from plant physiology, soil fertility, through systematic botany, irrigation applied to organic production, to Practice Workshop, Markets and Marketing, among many others. In this sense, Díaz comments: “One subject that seems to me essential for the career is Sociology and Agrarian Extension. The producer got used to it in a way, you have to show him that beyond the conventional production that they are offered, there are other alternatives such as organic production ”.