Under the framework of the project "Resilient Production, Marketing and Consumption of Cañahua and Tarwi" financed by the European Union, led by Swisscontact and implemented in Bolivia by the

PROINPA Foundation, a Field Day was held on 10 May in the community of Cotani - Acasio, where farmers shared experiences in the production and consumption of Tarwi, showing a set of Best Climate Change Resilient Agricultural Practices.

Cochabamba, Bolivia, May 17, 2021 - Those attending the event were able to learn about: bitter and sweet varieties of Tarwi, seed management, the use of bio-inputs for pest and disease control, obtaining quality seed from positive selection and semi-mechanised harvesting and post-harvest processes. They also tasted different foods prepared using Tarwi.

The event was attended by more than 100 farmers from different communities, the Municipal Mayor of Acasio, local authorities, institutions such as the Foundation against Hunger and representatives of PROINPA and SWISSCONTACT.

    

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                                                                      Acasio men and women farmers share experiences on Tarwi production and consumption

Testimonies

"This day has been very important for us because we have learned a lot from the experience of our partners in Tarwi production and consumption. We now know that Tarwi helps us to respond better to climate change.” Carlos Pedro from the Piriquina community

"Today we women have shown that we know a lot about agriculture, as well as preparing delicious Tarwi meals for our families”. Victoria Espinoza from the Llallaguani community

More information

Pablo Jesús Rossendy Roja, Communicator of the Euroclima Project - "Resilient Heritage of the Andes, Cañahua and Tarwi", This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beatriz Juanes, Jules Bismuth – Technical Assistance communication, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.