Boquetanian Demetrio Diaz needs your vote
Monday, October 31 2011 @ 08:16 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Sure, No Problem: "There are the Oscars, the Emmys and the Golden Globes; but there is no award given to Latin American innovative projects that change the world - discovering vaccines, improving technology, generating new social waves, struggling to control climate change. The Prize Innovadores de America acknowledges the most relevant social development, entrepreneurial, cultural and scientific projects. Latin American projects that, through great creativity and effort help to make a better world. The Prize Innovadores de America represents a well-deserved acknowledgement for work performed by Latin American icons that do not sing, run after a ball, or frequently appear in the media. For their capacity to transform society through their innovations these modern heroes deserve to be recognized and rewarded. Innovadores de America is a regional prize awarded every two years. Its objective is to acknowledge and promote Latin Americans whose creative contributions represent innovations so important that they become role models from whom to learn and with the potential to benefit many. Innovators of America promotes a new Latin American innovation culture in order to share, transmit and disseminate the creative Latin America spirit. The award will consist of $40,000.00 for each winner of the following categories: Education, Science and Technology, Design, Sustainability and Ecology, Community Development, and Enterprise and Industry. Latin American individuals, groups or organizations that have innovative projects may participate by completing the Application Form.
Demetrio Javier Díaz M - Phytoprotector biofactory: Improving regional food production. Maximizing agricultural productivity. Rejuvenating and extending the life of the soil. Promoting cleaner agricultural production. Conserving the environment. Invigorating the local economy. Aboquete strives to increase the quality of the agricultural economy and community in Latin America, supplying farmers with sustainable biological controls that protect their lands, increase their incomes, and grow the regional economy.
Ten years ago, Aboquete was founded as a company that would add value to agro-industrial waste by recycling safe agricultural byproducts and transforming them into organic fertilizer. Aboquete perceived that farmers had the need for alternative products that would help them control pests without contaminating the environment and degrading their lands. Aboquete’s innovative leadership identified the study of fungi that control insects and pests as a marketable ecological solution and sought funding to grow a new business unit that would focus on the research and development of fungi as a biological control. In 2008, a laboratory was created that now has produced five products that are fine-tuned to meet the most pressing needs of Latin America’s farmers. These products effectively improve crop production through the elimination of pests and diseases, while removing the threat of damage to the environment.
Aboquete is a pioneer in its home country in the development of this technology. CEO Demetrio Diaz takes a holistic approach to achieving the objectives of Aboquete by promoting sustainability at all levels, during development, production, and marketing. The Aboquete team develops strong relationships with Latin American farmers in order to understand their critical needs and provide educational programs to enhance the regional understanding of sustainable production. Aboquete’s focus on outreach and education has in recent years influenced Latin American farmers to become increasingly more aware of the importance of using products that help conserve the environment without affecting their return on investment. Aboquete also strives to promote sustainability by acting as a positive example for other businesses, running its operations solely with renewable energy, using renewable bamboo as material for new construction, and crafting products that reduce the emissions of dangerous green house gasses.
Aboquete continues to work relentlessly to develop new innovative controls that alleviate the pressure on farmers to use conventional chemical products. Through new relationships with regional partners, Aboquete is working to increase the regional awareness of the benefits of organic agricultural products, aiming to expand the market for safe biological controls and permanently change the way land is used in Latin America."
Click On This Link To Vote: Apparently you can vote once per day - Click Here To Vote. When I put this up he was in a tight race for first place with 9,267 votes. I've since blasted my Twitter contacts with the information and links, asking them to RT. Voting will be open apparently until the third week in November when the winner will be selected.
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