Family farming: food and health


© Isidora Riestra infant and primary school

The pupils at Isidora Riestra infant and primary school (CEIP) in Pontevedra, Spain, are developing a project on: “Family farming: food and health”

We began the project in September 2013 with the process of grape harvesting, which nearly all of our pupils’ families perform. Thus, we will study food from the point of view of the agricultural cycles in our region. At the moment, we are learning about the harvesting of chestnuts, figs and maize, and how neighbours and families come together or how festivities are celebrated around the harvesting of local produce; such cooperative work practices are still alive today.

The Isidora Riestra infant and primary school is part of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) that provides a strong framework to promote Global Citizenship, through flagship projects, school partnerships and the sharing of good practices and ideas. This is shown through countless other activities carried out at the schools, as well as at the regional, national and international level.

ASPnet in Action: Global Citizens connected for Sustainable Development is an online collaborative platform dedicated to enhancing information and knowledge sharing among the UNESCO Associated Schools Network around the world. It aims to encourage interactive networking and participation of ASPnet teachers, students and experts to connect with their peers by exchanging about school-based initiatives and learning from their respective experiences.

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Hunger and Food Security
Resource Management
Level of education: 
Primary education