Peru, Agriculture and livelihood security

Ensuring nutrition in the Southern Andes (CEDEPAS)

Number: 476.1012

This project contributes towards ensuring nutrition in the Southern Andes region. Key intervention elements include promoting and consolidating agroecological principles as well as strengthening the farming communities and producers' organisations so they can effectively influence local and regional agricultural policy. This project is run by CEDEPAS, our partner organisation. Mission 21 has been involved in the project since 2016. CEDEPAS, the Ecumenical Centre for Promotion and Social Action, runs programmes focusing on rural and social development, as well as on theological training. The 2018-2021 project should be understood as a continuation of the 2016-2017project. 

Activities

  • Transfer of knowledge regarding the cultivation of vegetables and quinoa, e.g. composting, production of organic fertilisers and biological pesticides, crop rotation, measures to save water, etc.

  • Local-level support and advice for the target population regarding agricultural production

  • Cookery courses and training on healthy nutrition and hygiene

  • Training and support for the producers' organisations