Cape Verde, 18 June 2024

Empowerment through Sustainable Farming

Today is Sustainable Gastronomy Day, and this year, we’re highlighting the impact of sustainable farming practices on local communities.

Meet Maria de Lourdes, lovingly known as ‘Mãe’ by friends and colleagues. Having first worked with Milot Hydroponics from 2005 to 2010, Maria de Lourdes faced a challenging job loss due to a devastating crop plague. But 12 years later, the TUI Field to Fork Programme brought her back to farming at Milot Hydroponics. "Before I returned to Milot, I was unemployed. The TUI Field to Fork project has allowed me to not only guarantee income for my family but also provide education for my four daughters," she shares. Many places around the world face extreme challenges in growing crops due to infertile soil. This negatively impacts not only accessibility to fresh and healthy food but also income opportunities for local communities.

Our TUI Field to Fork Cape Verde initiative is dedicated to supporting hydroponic food production on Sal. By working together with Milot Hydroponics, we’re harnessing the potential of sustainable farming as a force for green job creation and accessibility to fresh food for the local community.

Meet in the gallery more of the amazing people, dedicated to bringing fresh and sustainable products on the tables of Cape Verdeans.

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