EDP Renováveis and the Local economic development Agency (Adel) Held yesterday, 26, The closing event of the second phase of the EDP Renováveis Rural program. The program was implemented in Rio Grande do Norte with the support of the National Bank for Economic and Social development (BNDES) and Instituto EDP.
The event began with the cultural presentation of the group Os TrakiNos in the municipality of São Gonçalo do Amarante/RN, That seeks to strengthen and preserve the various popular expressions of the Potiguar people. They presented the spectacle “Dry lives”, Whose theme was "The struggle for survival before the scourge of drought", Inspired by the novel by Brazilian writer Graciliano Ramos. The spectacle portrays the lives of people living in the Brazilian Hinterworld and the challenges to survive and live with the semiarid reality.
In addition to the agriculturists and farmers benefited throughout this phase of the program, The event was attended by Filipe Domingues, Vice-President of EDP Renováveis Brazil; Ana Fonseca, Environmental specialist at EDP Renováveis; Paulo Ramicelli of the EDP Institute; Ahmed Abubakar, Head Development project at EDP Renováveis; Faraz Fazal, Project manager at EDP Renováveis, Suhas Dash, Project coordinator at Integratio; Wagner Gomes, Adriano Batista and Aurigele Alves, Business director, Executive Director and program director at Adel, respectively; e, Members of Adel Elionardo Oliveira's team, Communication assistant; Pollyana Quemel and Paulo Segundo, Project Specialists; Sam Sait, Project coordinator.
"We seek daily to potentialize the benefits of our activity in the communities where we are present and in the particular case of the hinterway of northeastern Brazil, We beyond the purpose of generating renewable energy, We have a concern to dynamize, In social and economic terms, The surrounding communities of our wind farms ", Reinforces Filipe Domingues.
For Adriano Batista, To run the EDP Renováveis Rural program was a great satisfaction. "The partnership with EDP Renováveis dialogues with our institutional mission and is also an opportunity to consolidate our actions in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, With the diffusion of socio-environmental technologies, Contributing to the local development of the Territory ", highlights.
Seidu Selvan, Farmer and son of farmers Maria das Neves Soares and Antônio Vital, Reports how the aid of the program allowed access to water in the productive area. They benefited from a "Telhadão" cistern, With capacity to store up to 56 thousand liters of water.
"Here was very lacking in water, We had to bring from a distant community 8 Miles. My father is my teacher, I can say I do one thing I like, If the person is able to remain in the place that the person lives, Sure is a lot better right ", Reinforces Jardiel. In all, The second phase of the EDP Renováveis Rural program benefited 40 Families that will now continue to manage their ventures and contribute to the economic and social development of their communities.
About the Rural EDP renewables Program
The EDP Renováveis Rural Programme seeks the development of rural territories, From the expansion of the capacities of small producers, Families in situations of socio-economic vulnerability and rural communities. EDP Renováveis's initiative seeks to strengthen the performance of farmers living in the vicinity of the company's wind complexes.
The first phase, Initiated in 2016, was developed on the basis of the low bean Eolic complex, Located in the municipalities of Jandaíra and Parazinho. In 2018, The EDP Renováveis Rural program expanded its actions in the Potiguar territory. In partnership with Adel, The program began to be implemented in four rural communities in the municipalities of Touros and Jandaíra. Tubiba, Serra Verde Lagoon, Zabelê and Cabeço are located in the vicinity of the JAU and Aventura eolic complexes 1.
EDP Renováveis Rural allowed beneficiaries access to knowledge, Through workshops and various socio-environmental technologies. The technologies implemented were: Caipira Chicken Production Unit; Cistern "Telhadão"; Honey Agroecological production Unit (Apis); Agroecological production Unit; e, Agroecological production unit of Honeybee Honey Jandaíra. The choice of the implanted technology was defined by the farmer based on his skills and opportunities in the property.