From subsistence farming to revenue-generating agriculture through training and maintenance activities.
This project will contribute to improving the nutritional situation and income of 100 smallholder and animal breeder families. More than 50% of the population of Tarma live on subsistence farming due to inefficient farming methods and water scarcity. The income from the small surpluses is just enough to buy seeds.
Agricultural training for 60 smallholder and animal breeder families
Through training in sustainable soil management, treatment of plant and animal diseases as well as in balanced animal nutrition and accompanied by technical staff, the quality and quantity of agricultural production and thus the income of 60 smallholder families will increase by 10% to 15% by the end of the project.
Improving the irrigation infrastructure of the micro-basin and the hillside areas
By repairing leaking water channels and installing sprinkler systems, the lower level of the “Río Seco” micro-basin (approx. 100 ha of land) and the hillside will be reclaimed as agricultural land for 50 families.
Our local partner
The Asociación UNACEM was founded in 2003 as a non-profit independent association by the Peruvian company UNACEM S.A.. The association works in five districts of Lima as well as in the province of Tarma (Junín) in the field of health, education and vocational training with a focus on inclusion and increasing income, the environment, improving social infrastructure and cooperation in and between village communities.