This project will train 10 families that live in the Argentinian Andes to cultivate Quinoa, in the town of La Poma in the Salta Province of Argentina. Due to the harsh conditions in the Andes Mountains, 9000 ft. above sea level, food security is a big concern for the health and well being of these families, so they can have a better quality of life and healthier living conditions. Quinoa is the crop best suited for production under these conditions and is an excellent food source.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In La Poma currently has 612 inhabitants, who face harsh living conditions in this town which is 9000 feet above sea level. In this area rainfall is low and the land is saline, making it very difficult for any crop growth in this area. Quinoa therefore appears to be a natural solution for the food security problem these peoples face. Quinoa was a traditional crop centuries earlier in the Andes.
How will this project solve this problem?
10 families will be the first to receive training in production of Quinoa, these families will act as replicators of this experience to the other inhabitants of the small town of La Poma.
Potential Long Term Impact
Quinoa will become a wide spread crop, ensuring the food security for these families and future generations.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.