The project could feed the poorest of people in the local area. (Photo: aulaiberoamericana.es/ FIS)
Spain collaborates with farm using renewable energy
Thursday, September 16, 2010, 22:50 (GMT + 9)
The University of Cadiz, Spain, has launched a pilot project in Guatemala to develop the first fish farm exclusively powered by renewable energy.
The initiative and supportive research will be carried out with the cooperation of the Spanish International Cooperation Agency (Aecid) and the Centre for Marine and Aquaculture Research of Guatemala (CEMA), of the University of San Carlos.
The project will be completed within the University Halls of the Iberoamerican University of Cadiz, and its main objectives are:
- Recuperate fish species indigenous to the area;
- Promote cooperative production and maintenance.
The project is part of an agreement between the Universities to exchange knowledge and information between the two countries to strengthen each-others research.
Furthermore, Spain and Guatemala intend to collaborate with the direct development of the poorest people in the area.
The new farm will contribute to food security for consumers, among whom are indigenous Mayan women, reports the newspaper La Razon.
By Analia Murias