Ensuring labor for agriculture and providing them with adequate training are the main objectives of the cooperation agreements signed on Monday, between the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), the Confederation of Farmers of Portugal (CAP) and the Algarve Regional Directorate of Agriculture and Fisheries, in a ceremony held at the Fazenda Nova da Hubel Agrícola, in Moncarapacho.
The agreement with CAP aims to establish "a framework for collaboration, which, given the expected evolution of investment and job creation in the agricultural sector in the coming years, can contribute to the development of human resources in the sector, namely through the dynamization of measures of public policy for employment and professional training that are more adequate and that are available at all times».
As for the agreement with DRAP Algarve, it aims to encourage collaboration in the field of training, in the area of agricultural and animal production, floriculture and gardening, forestry and hunting, food industries and rural development, regulated under the MAM - Ministry of Agriculture and the Sea, with a view to sectoral certification, homologation of training actions and recognition of training received by trainees who attended this training.
The IEFP says, in a press release, that the signing of these Cooperation Agreements is part of its objectives, "namely, to promote the creation and quality of employment and fight unemployment, through the implementation of active employment and professional training policies" .
The ceremony was attended by Jorge Gaspar, president of the IEFP Board of Directors, Carlos Baía, Algarve regional delegate of the IEFP, Luís Mira, CAP secretary general, Fernando Severino, Algarve regional director of Agriculture and Fisheries, and also of Humberto Teixeira, administrator of the Hubel Group, as host of the event.
Representatives of various regional entities, heads of the Regional Delegation of the Algarve of the IEFP and representatives of Farmers Associations in the region were also present.
At the end, there was a cocktail made by the trainees of the Professional Training Service of Faro and served by the graduates of the Algarve Association of Parents of Mentally Diminished Children – AAPCDM.