Andean llama farmers rely on rain season to water their crops and pastures. Global Warming effects alter season cycles making farming tasks challenging and unpredictable and reducing pasture quality. Water collection through geo tanks allow llama farmers to irrigate grassland during dry seasons and improve quality of pasture for llamas. Each Geo Tank provides improved nutrition to 70 llamas which generate alternative sources of income for 10 families improving the quality of life of 45 people.
Global Warming effects have altered season cycles making farming tasks challenging and unpredictable, weather changes have become more extreme, making dry season extremely dry and rain seasons extremely short, thus reducing pasture quality due to the lack of water. With poor pasture quality llama development is deteriorated and their health is at risk, affecting the quality of this native live stock which is an important work tool and resource for livelihood.
Water collection through geo tanks allow llama farmers to irrigate grassland during dry seasons and improve quality of pasture for llamas contributing to the health and maintenance of their llamas. Each Geo Tank provides improved nutrition to 70 llamas which generate alternative sources of income for 10 families improving the quality of life of 45 people. Each US$ 3000 provides one Geo Tank. Our goal is to install a Geo Tank in 4 different communities.
Through better management of natural resources and required team-work to implement each geo-tank, llama farmers will incorporate improved llama breeding practices into their llama farming habits and have the means to sustain better quality animals that allow them to replace introduced pack animals such as mules, donkeys and horses that degrade mountain ecosystems with their native eco-friendly llamas by having more competitive and better quality llamas.
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