Classical political economy states that human beings are what is known as "homus economicus" which, put simply, means that we make decisions by rationally balancing the cost and benefit of our actions, so that the latter is greater than the former. However, since the middle of the 20th century, it has been proven experimentally that our actions often deviate from this way of acting.
On July 1st, Alessandra Silva, zoo technician and professor at the Universidade Estadual of Maringá gave a webinar on Sericulture, and how it can be a profitable and sustainable activity within the framework of complementary training in Animal Production.
The Presidential Agency for International Cooperation, APC-Colombia, delivered a software to the Chambers of Commerce of Cartagena, Tegucigalpa and Nicaragua, which will allow them to centralise the necessary information on their entrepreneurs, within the framework of the MISE Model. To this end, in April and May of this year, the Agency carried out a number of sessions to accompany these entities, in order to train them in the running, parameterisation and customisation of the tool according to the corporate image of each Chamber.
A second version of the Virtual Training Diploma Course in Entrepreneurship and Innovation given by EAN University was launched, with participants from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Panama, among other countries.
Within the framework of Triangular Cooperation, last Thursday June 18th, the Integrated Model of Business Services (MISE) was launched at the Chamber of Commerce of Palmira in a virtual way, through the Zoom platform.
Textile Engineer Natalia Salvatierra from the National Institute of Industrial Technology was selected to participate in the "Post Cocoon Technology" international training at the Central Silk Technological Research Institute (CSTRI), Bangalore, India, organised by ITEC: Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation.
The beauty of silk, as well as the charming and laborious process of obtaining it, are a source of multiple inspirations.
On May 14th, the "Initiatives to support businesspeople and entrepreneurs in times of crisis" Round table was held virtually and through the Meet platform. This event was promoted by the Presidential Agency for International Cooperation (APC-Colombia) and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, in which the partner Chambers of the EDEM Project participated as speakers, presenting the strategies adopted from their position, to help the business community overcome the current situation and look for alternatives to promote economic development.
The Faculty of Agronomy of the National University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is one of the partner institutions of the Seda Project which carries out important research work in silkworm genetics and is responsible for the national supply of silkworm eggs, one of the critical inputs for the silkworm farming activity.
At INTA Clodomira, Santiago del Estero, they managed to complete the silkworm breeding cycle.