Monday, November 09, 2015

Bill Clinton in El Salvador

Former US president Bill Clinton was in El Salvador today.   He was there to visit initiatives supported by the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.  The program in El Salvador trains small farmers in techniques they can use to grow produce sold at a living wage to supermarkets and elsewhere:
Acceso Oferta Local – Productos de El Salvador has worked with 300 smallholder farmers and sources 42 different varieties of fruits and vegetables. 
In November 2013, CGEP began working in El Salvador and replicated their successful supply chain enterprise model by creating Acceso Oferta Local – Productos de El Salvador. CGEP and Fundación Carlos Slim facilitated a total investment of $1.05 million to the enterprise, which currently operates in the highlands and in San Salvador, El Salvador. CGEP’s supply chain enterprise in El Salvador trains smallholder farmers and sources over 42 different varieties of fruits and vegetables for sale to Super Selectos, the largest national supermarket chain, and has recently begun supplying Corporacion de Franquisias Americanas, the country’s largest restaurant conglomerate which includes Wendy’s and other fast food chains. With better knowledge, targeted inputs, services and access to affordable credit, farmers can increase their current yields with minimal cost increases.
President Clinton wrote on his Foundation's Instagram account:




Clinton also met with the president of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Ceren.

2 comments:

Greg said...

Few recall it was President Clinton who disregarded previous presidents' denial of the U.S. war campaign and signed the Defense Authorization Act (1996) that included the bill from then Congressman Bob Dornan that authorized the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) for that campaign.

Thus making it and official war.

With the AFEM the other combat award and decorations having such an award are tied too followed.

Families of loved ones who fought and died in El Sal were finally comforted / had their questions answered...appropriate benefits tied to such awards to include medical were approved/authorized...and most importantly the U.S history of the war was corrected and made true.

It's nice to see Clinton in ES doing what it is he does to help promote the peace.

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