We believe that the future lies in rural communities
As we said, we know that food and energy production will be the most demanded activities of the future. And most of this production process is done in rural areas. Therefore, caring for the future implies taking care of rural areas, and we know how to do this. As a company, Grupo Los Grobo was born in a rural community, and nearly every member of our network have lived in rural or semi rural communities at some point of their lives, and most of them still do. We understand and care for rural environments, we know what they are worth and also what their needs are.
Our approach to them is based in this deep knowledge. Also, it is proven that uncontrolled human concentration in urban areas, especially in developing countries, cause social and economic problems. In other words, large human concentration in urban areas is no longer sustainable. One of our main contributions to sorting this out is encouraging people to stay in rural areas. However, to make the settlement sustainable there must be proper services available. Because living in rural areas no matter the multiple benefits should not imply living short of indispensable things such as good education, health or infrastructure services. In this regard, Rural School No.10 Bernardo Grobocopatel was founded in estancia La Unión, Argentina, on the initiative of Grupo Los Grobo.
In Argentina, we also supported the creation of the Advisory Commission for improving spaces of Carlos Casares and of the Commission for the Preservation of the city’s heritage. Under this initiative, several events with sculptors were organized and their sculptures are currently on display in the city. Furthermore, we participated in the Centennial Commission of the Jewish community of Carlos Casares, which resulted in the publishing of a book and gave rise to the improvement of public spaces. A program for tourism development was devised together with the University of Mar del Plata. Within this context, a tour guide for the District of Carlos Casares was published. During the 2001 crisis, the company leaded the Solidary Soy and Flour project, by which low income families were benefited.
In Brazil, Ceagro promotes communities’ development by carrying out programs for low income families’ children, through the AMA –love in portuguese– program. We provide sports, cultural, educational and social activities to children from 8 to 17 years.
In Uruguay adp’s Impulsar –which means to give impluse in Spanish– program gathers different corporate social responsibility projets as the Tierra Viva –Earth alive– by which we encourage environmental sustainability initiatives our Cultura en acción –culture in action– by which we train people in different parts of Uruguay.