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AMPLE - Madrid

AMPLE premieres in Madrid in October 2023. Along with Entreculturas, Acción Contra el Hambre and Germinando we have co-created 3 training courses focused on: healthy eating and cooking, regenerative agriculture, and agrifood entrepreneurship.


Addressing Food Security in Madrid's Vulnerable Communities

AMPLE kicked off in Madrid in October 2023 with a mission to tackle food insecurity within the city's vulnerable populations. EIT Food is collaborating closely with NGOs and cooperatives to establish sustainable solutions.

The team of AMPLE strategically partnered with prominent organizations dedicated to serving communities in risk of social exclusion. Among these key collaborators are Entreculturas, Acción contra el Hambre, and Germinando. Each organization brings invaluable expertise and a deep commitment to tackling current socio-economical challenges.

Take a look at the 3 training courses that form AMPLE in Madrid ⬇️

Cooking & Food Handling Course

EIT Food and Entreculturas have co-organized the first course of AMPLE, the Cooking & Food Handling course. Over a month and 8 sessions people coming from vulnerable communities of Madrid will learn traditional Spanish recipes and master food handling to obtain the official certificate of Caritas. Likewise, participants will enjoy a session on healthy eating habits and zero waste to achieve a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

About Entreculturas

Entreculturas is an NGO that acts in Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe to enable high quality education and equal opportunities to vulnerable communities. The organization deliver its mission through projects focused on education rights, migration and refuge, gender equity, social and environmental justice, and citizen participation.

Regenerative Agriculture Course

EIT Food and Germinando have joined forces to co-create the Regenerative Agriculture course; the second of AMPLE. The course lasts 4 weeks and 8 sessions.

Throughout the journey, participants interested in agricultural activities will delve into regenerative agriculture by gaining basic knowledge on its benefits and techniques. As well, they will put into practice the first steps of urban gardening in Finca el Pozo, where they will have in hand a plot and tools to create and maintain an urban garden.

At the end of the course, Barrios Productores will take the lead to deliver an agrifood entrepreneurship session with which participants will learn about the different options available to them, such as the Barrios Productores programme and the calls for applications for plots. If you are interested in the matter, you can find more information here:

About Germinando

Germinando is a social initiative cooperative that supports agroecological entrepreneurship and raise awareness about the agrifood system through training and mentoring sessions, territorial development, and technical assistance in the definition and development of public policies, among other areas of action.

Agrifood Entrepreneurship Course

The third and last course of AMPLE has been co-created by EIT Food and Action Against Hunger, which focus is on agrifood entrepreneurship. The course consists of 8 sessions over a period of 4 weeks.

This training course is aimed at people who have an entrepreneurial idea in mind in the agrifood sector and want to get the first notions in entrepreneurship. They will learn how to shape a business idea and lay the first foundations to take it to the market.

About Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is an NGO which main purpose is to end world hunger. AAH is present in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Near East. They support people in risk of exclusion, providing them with basic needs, such as food and water, food security, and formative resources to assist in labour integration.

Partner Organisations

Project lead

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Anna Traylor

Strategic Programmes

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Nestor Etxaleku EIT Food South

Regional Project Manager

Leticia Lopez EIT Food South

Community Outreach Manager

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Irene Mendoza EIT Food South

Regional Communication Officer