According to the government, Ecuador's poverty and extreme poverty in 2020 reached 40% of its population, which represents around 7 million people, and the groups more vulnerable are women and rural families. The agroecological network problems are 1. Unjust price competition with agroindustry and small farmers who use synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. 2. Climate change impacts, wildfires, deforestation, extreme rains, droughts, winds periods. 3. Unjust market and high transportation costs.
This project provides technical assistance to learn agroecology in courses, workshops, seminars, field practices based on the use of innovative and participatory methods. It also contributes to improving the organization and communication processes, promoting internal and external knowledge interchange activities. The project also will provide material, tools, equipment to enhance farmer's infrastructure, productivity, nature conservation actions, and as well as to establish a virtual store.
Currently, in the Mushuk Tukuy network participate 80 % of women and 20% of Man and benefit a group of 100 individuals, which belong to two Villages and three communities. This project has the potential to duplicate, the number of Mushuk Tukuy members. The network organization aims, in the potential to build an e-commerce system, as the base to promote the agroecological production benefits for rural farmers, consumers, contributing to plant native vegetation and reducing wildfires.