Nearing 70 years of supporting Venezuelan agriculture, we reiterate our commitment to recover and strengthen the national food system in the country’s rebuilding process, fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda.
The Fundación Servicio para el Agricultor (FUSAGRI) is a private, autonomous, public service, non-profit, and scientific-educational organization. It promotes Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Venezuela within the Bioeconomy’s avant-garde proposal and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), considered vital factors to transform food production and consumption practices, especially in small and medium agriculture sectors.
Shell Farmer Service was founded in 1952 to support the country’s agricultural sector, establishing its Experimental Station at the Paraima Farm (Cagua, Aragua State) in the north-central region of Venezuela
FUSAGRI has made relevant contributions to Venezuelan agricultural development through various Programs and Projects, talent training, and supporting the creation of companies and organizations integrated into the national food system
FUSAGRI also provided technical support for the development of viticulture at Zulia State (northwestern Venezuela). Between 1980 and 1991, we supported the consolidation of table grapes production, the first vineyards for wine grapes and other uses establishing, and the first grape processing plants
The Integrated Watershed Management Program at Sierra de San Luis, Falcón State (northwestern Venezuela) was carried out between 1988-1997, combining ecological and conservationist aspects with efficient agriculture
The Zumaque Program (dual-purpose cattle system on the Eastern Coast of Lago de Maracaibo, Zulia State) achieved significant milk and meat production increase by combining research at the ranch level with training and permanent technical assistance to ranchers and dairy farmers
In the new Venezuelan agriculture, it is necessary to promote and stimulate good agricultural practice (GAP) to reduce the climate footprint of farming operations and achieve diversified production, accompanied by the generation of skilled jobs in rural areas
FUSAGRI’s vision is that Venezuelan agriculture should be conceived as an integral, circular process based on biomass production efficiency to maximize production and biomass utilization
It is necessary to educate and train in using and applying ICTs and Bioeconomy to achieve the new Venezuelan agriculture, particularly the young generations from rural areas and returning migrants, cultivating the option to live and work the fields enticed with the promise of better jobs and lifestyle
March 16, 2022 *** 10:00 AM Venezuela, 8:00 AM Costa Rica, 11:00 AM Brasil ***
Published from 1986-1991