From the Indio Rangel Agro-ecological School in the Socialist Agro-ecological Training Center Indio Rangel, located in La Victoria, parish Juan Vicente Bolivar y Ponte, in the municipality of Jose Felix Rivas, Aragua state, the organized people drive the engine of the Communal Economy thanks to the Integral Productive Farm Schools.
During a Presidential broadcast on the Productive Wednesday, the Governor of Aragua State, Karina Carpio, together with the Vice Minister of the System for the Formation of Communes and Social Movements of the Ministry for Communes, Richard Delgado; Belen Arteaga, General Director of the Nucleus; Ronald Pimentel and Delcy Diaz, of the San Jose Communal Council, belonging to the Indio Rangel Commune, was present and offered information on the joint work carried out in the central entity.
In this sense, Belen Arteaga, General Director of the Nucleus, emphasized that for 13 years, they have been carrying out orders together with the Indio Rangel Commune and the Francisco de Miranda Front, with responsibility in the process of training, research, agro-food production, and sovereignty.
The Director announced that in the fulfillment of the 3Rnets: “We joined the National Program of Integral Productive Farm Schools, an initiative born from the National Congress of the Clap, and today this training space is a center for the resistance, for the revolution and permanent rebirth of the facilitators that will be in the next Integral Productive Farm Schools that we will have at a national level, for the training and organization of the Popular Power as the Clap, fundamentally.”
Arteaga also highlighted the permanent training in 120 hours “under classroom and distance schemes, as a pilot center in nine modules that will develop training content, from critical pedagogy and research, with action and participation in agro-food production throughout the food circuit. It is a scheme of learning by doing with the production of our artisan seed bank, with bio-inputs, organic animal production, of minor species such as rabbit, sheep and goat breeding”.
All this is so that each organization of the People’s Power has an agro-food productive scheme planned from its reality and potentiality.
Given the above, the head of state urged the need to graduate thousands of young people in careers such as veterinary medicine, agricultural engineering, and all the countryside’s subjects: “To train thousands of leaders to go to the countryside to produce with the P of the Clap, of the Communal Councils, of the Communes, in short, to train the people an army of productive men and women,” added.
The Governor of Aragua’s state reflected on the experience carried out in the space: “Here there is a revolutionary commitment, where besides this school, there are two more school proposals, one in the Zamora municipality and another one in the Lama municipality (…) with this, all the productive schemes of a rentier economy are broken because now we are the owners of our lands and we can empower our men and women with heart.”
80 thousand hectares of communal production in the country
President Maduro explained in his speech that: “This year we have the goal of producing in 80 thousand hectares in communal territories, a goal that must be supported and expanded and in this case, I assign to the Minister for Communes Jorge Arreaza, the maximum responsibility and absolute dedication to achieving the 80 thousand communal hectares by applying science and technique for the yield per hectare, a product of knowledge and work.”
“Today, I feel full of motivation and work spirit when I say that we will produce in the Communal Councils and Communes in the 80 thousand hectares’ food for Venezuelan families, the Clap, and schools and high schools,” reiterated Nicolas Maduro.
For his part, Ronald Pimentel urged the assistance of the Bolivarian Government to increase production in 315 hectares that are not productive, with the access of agricultural machinery for the free production by the organized people.
In response, the National President informed the Minister of the General-Presidential, Jorge Marquez, and the Minister for Productive Agriculture and Lands Wilmar Castro Soteldo should “regularize, fix, resolve and solve. Untying the knots to attend to a greater number of productive hectares and to produce even more.”
It is worth mentioning that the Indio Rangel Commune has 13 Communal Councils dedicated to 20 hectares of crop production. Such as corn, black beans, tomato, cucumber, pumpkin, paprika seedlings, chili bell pepper, eggplant, and zucchini, all framed in the vertices of the Agro-Venezuela Mission.