Resilience of heritage foods

Resilient Production, Marketing and Consumption of Cañahua and Tarwi

Objective

To increase the resilience of farmer production systems in the Bolivian and Peruvian highlands, strengthening the production complexes of Cañahua and Tarwi by improving the production, marketing and consumption of the super foods that are part of the food heritage of both countries.

Implementation period

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months

June 2019 – June 2021

Countries

Bolivia and Perú

Overall Project amount

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Euros
Subsidy EU: (950.053 €)

Beneficiaries

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Farming Families

Expected Results

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Increasing crop surface area

1,200 farming families in the Bolivian and Peruvian highlands increase the cultivated area of Cañahua and Tarwi, as well as yields for climate change adaptation and resilience
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Increasing consumption

Significant increase in conscious consumption of Cañahua and Tarwi in local markets.
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Innovations in products

Generation of innovations in products and marketing circuits for Cañahua and Tarwi.
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National Policy

A National Policy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on Andean Grains, formulated and approved in a context of climate change and resilience.

Recent events

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Raising awareness among Tarwi producers of Anzaldo and Acasio about the effects of Climate Change on Agriculture (Sociodrama)

Central America, January 11,
Agricultural production in the municipalities of Anzaldo and Acasio requires greater attention from farmers to combat droughts, hailstorms, and attacks by pests and diseases, increasingly intense due to the effect of climate change.
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Producers of Jesus de Machaca and Caquiaviri Exchange Ancestral Experiences and Knowledge on Cañahua Production and Marketing

Central America, December 8,
This exchange addressed issues of common interest such as planting, crop management, harvesting, post-harvesting and marketing.
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Local innovators of Jesús de Machaca and Caquiaviri were trained in the Management and Control of the Cañahua Moth.

 

Central America, november 25

In this workshop, each of the Best Resilient Agricultural Practices (BPARs) were addressed, which will be implemented and replicated in their communities.

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The Swisscontact Foundation contributes to the fight against COVID-19 to producers of Tarwi, in the communities of Anzaldo and Acasio

 

Central America, november 25

COVID-19 constitutes a threat to the health of farmers, even more so when health services in rural areas are precarious, showing high vulnerability and putting at risk not only their health, but also agricultural production.

Resources

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Team

  • Martín Morales Navía y Sandra Nisttahusz
    Project Coordinators, Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Development Cooperation
  • Antonio Gandarillas
    Foundation for the Promotion and Research of Andean Products (PROINPA)
  • Nestor Chambi
    Chuyma Association for Rural Support (CHUYMA ARU), Peru

More information:

Partners

Main applicant

 Swisscontact Fundación Suiza de Cooperación para el Desarrollo Técnico

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Contact us

Address:
European Union
Expertise France office: 73, rue de Vaugirard - 75006 Paris. GIZ office: Rue Archimède 61, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

Telephone:
Expertise France: +33 1 70 82 73 57
GIZ: + 32 2 710 1937
Mail:
agriculturaresiliente@euroclimaplus.org

Implementing Agencies

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