of Social Entities for the Local Development in Vale do Aço, Brazil
main purpose of Fundação Acesita, a non-profit civil organization, is to
improve the quality of life of 4,300 low-income individuals in the Vale do
Aço (“Steel Valley”) through a collaborative project addressing
capacity building and volunteerism together with community leaders, the
municipal government of Timóteo, the Associação Comunitária de Produção
Agropecuária de Timóteo (ACOPAT), the Instituto Católico de Minas
Gerais, IBM and Xerox.
project would refine and disseminate techniques for the production of
banana candy, as well as minimize product transport bottlenecks, explore
new markets for banana products, and construct experimental plots to
increase the level of banana production in the region.
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