Officials of the Undersecretariat for MSMEs and Local Development will carry forward the initiative projects, called "One Village One Product movement", which intends to promote productive and commercial in inland areas of Salta province.
The projects will be implemented in cooperation with JICA senior volunteer Akitada Oishi, who will work with goat cheese producers in Amblayo and craft weavers in Seclantás, and look for new products to be developed in different locations inland Salta.
In spite of the earthquake that Japanese people suffered last year, Japan has been supporting community projects in Argentina. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been providing support under an "Inclusive and Dynamic Development" vision. JICA's cooperation to Argentina has already exceeded fifty years and is expressed in different modalities of technical cooperation such as the dispatch of Japanese experts to the country or Argentine trainees to Japan.
As part of efforts to strengthen the capacity of atmospheric observatories in Argentina and Chile, a millimeter wave radiometer has been relocated to the city of Rio Gallegos in Argentina from Atacama plateau of Chile with technical support of JICA. This new equipment will double the capacity of this station and exchange information with the key centers specialized in climate change surveys, ultraviolet radiation, rays impact and particles suspended in the air (ashes, dust, ocean salt crystals or spores) which have influence on both people's health and climate.
As part of the Project of Enhancement for Application of Afforestation/ Reforestation CDM implemented by the Bureau of Climate Change of the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development, the National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA), the Andes Forest Research and Extension Center (CIEFAP) and JICA, 1000 hectares will be newly afforested in Pulmarí.