Within the framework of the EUROCLIMA+ programme, the "Risk Management without Borders" project is making progress in institutional strengthening with plans and agendas for disaster risk prevention and strengthening border communities through the implementation of agro-ecological gardens in Peru and Ecuador.

 

Piura-Loja, March 24, 2021. The project "Risk Management without Borders" of the Risk Management sector of the Euroclima Plus Programme is progressing with the development of institutional strengthening activities with the development of disaster risk prevention and reduction plans in Peru; as well as disaster risk reduction agendas in Ecuador and the strengthening of border communities with the implementation of agro-ecological gardens.

This project is implemented by the Prefecture of Loja in Ecuador and the Regional Government of Piura in Peru, under the coordination of the implementing agencies the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the French Development Agency (AFD).

In the Ecuadorian territory, risk reduction agendas incorporate prioritised actions in the cantonal and parish Development and Land Use Plans, as well as disaster risk reduction strategies and preparedness for responses to floods, droughts and forest fire hazards, in line with the regulations of Ecuador's National Risk and Emergency Management System.

Likewise, in the framework of the fulfilment of inter-institutional commitments with District Directorate 11D01 - Loja of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, actions continue to be developed to strengthen border communities with the implementation of family gardens with an agro-ecological approach as mitigation and adaptation measures in confronting climate change.

The risk management route 

The technical team carried out field visits to monitor the implementation process of family gardens in the parishes of Quilanga, Fundochamba and San Antonio de las Aradas, in the province of Loja.

In Fundochamba, the beneficiaries of the garden project were visited, who indicated the importance of producing healthy foods for family consumption and selling the surplus, "because growing your own vegetables gives you energy and the contact with the earth is positive".

As part of the actions, a training workshop was held on the management of pests and diseases in an ecological manner, and producers obtained plant material from the area for to produce bio-inputs for the organic control of pathogens and pests. In addition, the importance of the use of chromatic traps for insect control was explained, and the beneficiaries were given yellow (2) and blue (2) plastic sheets to control whiteflies, aphids and thrips.

In the El Sauce neighbourhood, as a result of the training process about organic fertilisers, bokashi was distributed. According to the technical team, these visits "allow us to evaluate the progress, learn about the experiences and testimonies that leave us pleasantly satisfied with the impact that has been generated".

In Peru, a total of nine disaster risk prevention and reduction plans (PPRRD) are being prepared under the methodological guidance of the National Centre for Disaster Risk Estimation, Prevention and Reduction (CENEPRED), a public technical body that coordinates, facilitates and supervises the formulation and implementation of the Disaster Risk Management Policy in the processes of risk estimation, prevention and reduction, as well as reconstruction.

The PPRRD is a technical normative document that aims to identify measures, programmes, activities and projects that eliminate or reduce existing risk conditions. Work is currently underway in the districts of Suyo, Montero, Sapillica, Paimas, and Lagunas in the province of Ayabaca, the districts of Amotape and Tamarindo in the province of Paita, and the districts of Salitral and Querecotillo in the province of Sullana. Community early warning systems are also being developed in the districts of Miguel Checa, La Huaca and Colán.

About the projects of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management components: droughts and floods

A total of seven projects are implemented through the Risk Management component of the EUROCLIMA+ programme. For more information on each project please visit this link: http://euroclimaplus.org/index.php/en/risk-management

About EUROCLIMA+

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and UN Environment.

Contacts

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