2003 Winner
Winners:
Ancash, Peru - AGENCIA ZONAL PRONAMACHCS-PALLASCA
2003
Publication:
The Participation and Local Management Program in Peru
Sponsored By:
The Participation and Local Management Program in Peru
Jurisdiction:
Peru

The zonal agency PRONAMACHCS Pallasca identified a group of very poor farmers in the region of Llaymucha who lacked adequate nourishment and did not own either the land or water resources for planting. In order to deal with this situation this group organized a conservationist committee and created a Leading Area where productive activities were integrated toward a rational and sustainable management of natural resources. Several organizations of civil society and public organizations participated in the project and the main results were: (1) implementation of an irrigation system over an area of 56 acres that will be extended to 123 acres; (2) plantation of 7 acres of fruit, such as strawberries and avocados; (3) the 30 families who participate in the project are obtaining revenues from the sale of the fruit and vegetables; (4) 12 acres of soil are being recovered; (5) the conservationist committee has become stronger; (6) the strengthening of the articulation between the institutions and the local authorities, who consider this as a pilot project.

Contact Information:

Abdemio Puertas Rengifo
Peru
pronamachcshuaylas@hotmail.com
Phone: (51)(043) 76-4009