Organic Urban Agriculture in Quito, Ecuador



To create sustainable supply chains and microbusiness to support to new ventures. Our project is the start of a joint venture to build greenhouses & wormeries, buy seedlings, plant vegetables/trees, &

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

26% of Ecuador's children under 5 suffer from malnourishment. Since 2000, the cost of food in Ecuador increased dramatically. It’s cheaper to buy a Peruvian potato than to produce it. The result: Thousands of peasants leaving their lands to find jobs in cities.This project activates the local government, private sector, and communities horizontally. Based on the microfinance principle of solidarity groups, communitarian organic orchards activate a "clan" organization inherent to their culture.

How will this project solve this problem?

If we can plant orchards, build greenhouses and wormeries, buy seedlings, and train people though workshops, we can enable people to provide for and feed themselves and their children.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project can activate the local government, private sector, and communities, horizontally. The ultimate goal is to achieve a better future, one in which children do not go hunger and are able to attend school and succeed in their adult lives.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,305

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,305 .  The original project funding goal was $5,750.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Travis Hodges

International Projects Director
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Organic Urban Agriculture in Quito, Ecuador
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