Roberto Killmeate

Roberto Killmeate

Name: Roberto Killmeate
Organization: Asociación Civil Surcos Patagonicos
Website: http://www.mercadodelaestepa.com.ar/
Title: Presidente

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Mar 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Economic development

Beginning in Patagonia, Bob Killmeate is introducing a basic piece of social and economic infrastructure to the rural Southern Cone—the communal marketplace. Through their system of governance and the community they nurture, these markets go beyond their tremendous economic benefits to bridge the social and civic isolation facing rural households.

We aim at developing a short productive chain based on the raw material produced in the area (wool), thus reaching productive development that includes regional cultural knowledge from rural communities and participating natives (Mapuches).
The final product is incorporated into the commercial circuit of social economy and fair commerce. A fair price is established (each craft worker fixes its product’s price) and the sale is carried out in an associative manner in the market “Mercado de la Estepa”.

Desarrollar una cadena productiva corta basada en la materia prima que se produce en la zona (lana), logrando un desarrollo productivo que incluya saberes culturales regionales de las comunidades rurales e indígenas participantes (mapuches).

El producto final se incorpora al circuito de comercialización de la Economía Social y el Comercio Justo. Se establece un precio justo (cada artesana fija el precio a su producto) y la venta se realiza de manera asociativa en el Mercado de la Estepa.

May 11, 2009 / 0 Comments / in

Rescatar y valorizar los saberes ancestrales en la producción artesanal cultural de los pobladores de las zonas rurales para que encuentren alternativas autogestionadas, asociativas y solidarias que mejoren el crecimiento y calidad de vida de sus integrantes y su organización.