Sustainability

Sustainability is about protecting our greatest resources.
We at CONO see sustainability both as a social and business opportunity and actively seek out ways to reduce our agricultural impact and contribute to the well being of our workforce and the wider community.

College scholarship

College scholarship

Our college scholarship programme was established in 2009 to support high-achieving students from underprivileged backgrounds who wanted to pursue a career in agricultural engineering. Each student receives a five-year college scholarship as well as on-going mentoring from one of our agricultural engineers at CONO. We also provide various internships at our company so that students get the opportunity to apply classroom theory to ‘real world’, practical situations. So far, four scholarships have been awarded to students, all of whom are currently enrolled at the National University of Córdoba or the National University of Santiago del Estero.

Internship programme for high school students

Internship programme for high school students

As part of our commitment to support the educational needs of the local community, we run an internship programme for students from the Agrotechnical School (Pope John XXlll) in Los Pirpintos, in Santiago del Estero. The internships give the students the opportunity to get hands-on experience at CONO Agropecuaria, which helps them to develop their skills and decision making, and focus on their career decisions. Other benefits include personal development and an increase in their confidence and self-esteem. The scheme can also help us to identify potential candidates for our college scholarship programme. The internships last a minimum of four weeks, spread over a five month period between December and May. Each week focuses on a different stage of the crop cycle (planting, monitoring, harvesting) with a final week dedicated to management issues.

 Teaching English to high school students

Teaching English to high school students

Since 2013, our company has supported a project that enables high school students in Jesús María, Córdoba, to take regular English lessons. The aim is to help them to gain employment in future, by improving their English language skills. Overseen by the municipality of Jesús María and local teachers, the project is led by a team of teachers who are part of an international exchange programme that delivers English classes in secondary schools. We provide financial support to help pay the teachers coming from abroad.