Improving productivity in the cultivation of legumes through innovative cultivation techniques.
The project aims to improve the economic and health situation of 150 smallholder families living in poverty. The cultivation and marketing of pulses provides higher-yielding, nutritious and water-saving alternatives to rice and maize production.
Improving the value chain
The project region is characterised by traditional and low-yield agriculture. Through training and technical support, the bean producers learn ecological and higher-yielding cultivation techniques and increase their income by 20%. Organised as a cooperative, they achieve better purchase prices and market their products at higher prices. A company founded for this purpose supplies the smallholders with improved seeds.
Reduction of child malnutrition by 10%
The diversification of production through pulses also has an impact on the nutritional situation, especially of children. Through training on healthy nutrition and hygiene, families learn how to prepare balanced recipes and improve hygiene conditions in the household, supported by project staff.
Our local partner
Aprodes is a non-profit organisation that has been in existence since 1996. The focus of Aprodes’ work is the promotion of sustainable, economic and social development of disadvantaged population groups while preserving natural resources and the environment. Aprodes now works in 4 regions of Peru: Lima, Junín, Cuzco and Piura.