RECOCARNO is developing into a viable organisation, well
structured, with members and staff who have enthusiasm to
learn and improve and external support to assist development.
The foundations for long-term sustainability are present,
in the economic, ecological, organisational and political
dimensions. These will be managed to ensure the correct balance
between the availability and consumption of resources, and
short-term and long-term goals.
A vital part of this process is education. RECOCARNO has
been proactive in offering training in sustainable agricultural
practices to its members, highlighting the importance of diversification
and soil conservation.
Demonstration areas have been set up to grow mixed crops for
both food and year-round income. These include pineapples,
yams and other crops in addition to coffee. At least five
model gardens have been established in each of the six co-operatives.
RECOCARNO is also participating in exchanges with organisations
that have similar objectives in Cuba and the Dominican Republic.