December 19, 2019

INA Upala Vocational Training Center graduates 100 new professionals

The INA Upala Vocational Training Center graduates 100 new professionals
in the areas of computing, programming, English, administration, fruit and vegetable processing and agricultural mechanics; these new young professionals have a better presentation letter to show to the labor market.

Since its creation in April 2014, this training center seeks to change the landscape of the canton of Upala and the region in general, mainly in economic and labor aspects.

“Many of these graduates have been with us for about two years. This means that their technical training is accompanied by skills to make a difference in their professional development » says Don Freddy Zamora Vega, in charge of the Upala Vocational Training Center.

This graduation of 2019 has been dedicated to Don Luis Barrientos Camacho, Regional Director of INA Huetar Norte, in his closing career when he was eligible for his retirement. “In these 33 years of service to the INA it brought me great memories, but mainly when we said that the INA is going to be from Upala, a different canton and today, we are already seeing it.”

This 2019 graduation has been dedicated to Don Luis Barrientos Camacho, Regional Director of the INA Huetar Norte, in his professional career closing as he retired. In these 33 years of service to the INA I carry great memories, but mainly when we said that the INA will make Upala a different canton and today, we are already seeing it.
The INA implements teleworking in some of the new professionals, one more alternative both for companies and for students who graduate today and in compliance with a law of the Republic.

Upala Agrícola motivates these new professionals who improve their educational quality with an allied partner of great strategic as is the INA Vocational Training Center of Upala. Congratulations

Upala Agrícola motivates these new professionals to improve their educational quality with a highly strategic partner such as the INA Professional Training Center in Upala.

Congratulations

20 de Julio 2020.

We donated 13 thousand trees

To consolidate the protection of biodiversity, the increase and maintenance of forest coverage, Upala Agrícola once again performs the donation of trees. During 2020, 13 thousand units of more than 50 different species have been delivered.

These donations have been coordinated with ASADAS, ranchers and farmers, as well as municipalities and aqueducts in the cantons of Guatuso, Los Chiles, Upala and San Carlos inclusive. Likewise, a significant amount is planted in the forests of Upala Agricola’s farms, which total about 800 hectares.

The objectives for the protection of biodiversity are aligned in the same vision between company and beneficiaries, which has a positive impact on nature.

“It is an excellent initiative on the part of Upala Agrícola. We are incredibly pleased to be able to contribute to the protection of nature and for this reason we are planting forest and fruit trees on our farm” said Yetty Esquivel, a neighbor of La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Another of the beneficiaries is Karoline Ramírez, who owns a farm with a mountain area in Upala de Alajuela. “It is a family project and we want to expand the forest coverage that has a variety of flora and fauna.”

During the last 10 years, the donation of trees of different species has been received in an incredibly positive way by the inhabitants of the region. In this way, the percentage of forested areas is multiplied both in the areas of influence of Upala Agrícola, as well as other sectors.

Those who receive these trees see it as an excellent opportunity to expand the species in those areas of protection and patches of forests, increasing flora and fauna significantly.

During the first semester of this 2020 Upala Agrícola has exceeded 13 thousand donated trees. It is expected to end the year with an approximate of 25 thousand deliveries.

Luis Alberto Vásquez Ovares

21 de Julio 2020

CANAPEP is accredited as an Inspection Entity in Costa Rica

The National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters (CANAPEP) managed to accredit itself as an Inspection Entity before the Costa Rican Accreditation Entity (ECA).

This makes CANAPEP the first business chamber in the agricultural sector of the country to achieve this accreditation, which will allow it to ensure quality in its results, continuous improvement and technical competence to carry out independent evaluations under the INTEC-ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard, to pineapple production farms, pineapple packing plants and pineapple by-product processing.

The CANAPEP certification provides contracting companies confidence and facilitates both domestic and international trade.

“We are proud to become the first business chamber in the country to achieve this accreditation, which allows us to offer our associates and non-associated companies a more reliable mechanism to certify their processes,” said Abel Chaves, president of the chamber.

The evaluations of the Technical Manual for the Pineapple Sustainable Production (MT-PSP), under this standard, allow verifying the degree of compliance within the scope: environmental control, social responsibility, occupational health, personnel training and operational control, which the contracting companies implement.

The CANAPEP accreditation has been in force since March 24, 2020.

Source: CANAPEP

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