Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Since 2008, I visited several recycling projects in Madagascar, Uganda, Kenya, Netherland and France that also improved my carbon credit process knowledge. I also attended Pollutec feir in Moroco in October 2015 and SEED Symposium in Kenya in September 2015 that gave me opportunity to develop new contacts for futher recycling initiatives. A running collaboration with the CNFA allows us to benefit from experience of American agriculture specialists when needed.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Since the beginning, the maior of Beira is working closely with Terra Nova to help reach our social and environmental objectives.
We work since 2010 with the BidNetwork mentors, but also with VC4A and IBA platforms and recently with the SEED team to reinforce the business plan and strategy. Since 2 years, the 1%Club and BAGC (Beira Agriculture Corridor Growth) supported our actions mainly linked to farming developement. We work in cooperation with the FUSP (Frisian Urban Sanitation Program from Netherland Cooperation ) to develop pilot fase of latrinas fecal sludge treatment and also joined recently the VIA Water platform. We are now setting up a new collaboration with accredited agricultural training center to develop the first urban and organic farming training center based ou our experience.