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Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers

by The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development
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Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Sustainable livelihoods for rural Andean farmers
Jan 30, 2020

Capacity Building in the Sacred Valley!

Greenhouse Workshop in Pampacorral
Greenhouse Workshop in Pampacorral

Rainy season is upon us once again here in Calca. The valley is bathed in a variety of shades of green, casting a healthy and promising glow. The river is high and flowing fast, an ever calming presence.

Agriculturally, we at the AASD continue to build upon the work and support of previous years. In the past year, our agricultural technicians have held a variety of workshops both at the EcoHuella demonstration farm and in communities throughout the area. The workshops were especially successful in the areas of soil preparation and pest and plague prevention.

Additionally in 2019, we were able to construct more than 50 greenhouses all throughout the Sacred Valley. Strawberries and flowers are especially popular crops as they drive a higher price per pound than the more typically grown potatoes, making them efficient money-makers for the space they require.

2020 is already shaping up to be another successful year. In January, we hosted a group of students that studied the role of women in agriculture in the area. This summer we plan to follow up on that theme and offer our services to women in the region. Through the Farmer Field School and workshops in the area, we will focus on capacity building and education as tools for development.

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Strawberry Greenhouse in Qenqo
Strawberry Greenhouse in Qenqo
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The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Location: Marshall, MI - USA
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Anna Galbraith
Calca, Cusco, Peru
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