Unesco Green Citizens

Sustainable management of natural resources and climate change

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Project begin: 01/01/2017

Working with farming families in Peru, local NGO Huñuq Mayu draws on ancestral knowledge to develop new ecological methods to manage water and improve crop yield.

Leading organisation: Huñuq Mayu
The country where the team is based: Peru
Theme: Biodiversity, Education for Sustainable Development, Local and Indigenous Knowledge
Sub-themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Climate change, Environment, Environment, Food and food security, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Knowledge sharing, Knowledge sharing, Natural resource management, Natural resource management, Poverty and inequality reduction, Resources management
Tag: #Women #Youth
Selection: 2021
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To support local communities and fight against poverty, Rocio PalominoPeru Director of Swedish NGO Diakonia teamed up with a local association, Huñuq Mayu. The main challenge? Tackling water shortages resulting from global warming to optimise farming production and boost local income.

The result? A project in the La Mar region aiming to protect the food security and health of local rural communities, who live high in the Andes and depend on family and livestock farming. Committed to gender egality, social and economic justice, Diakonia works with Huñuq Mayu to help farmers save and channel water.

New water management systems

By involving farmers and respecting ancestral knowledge, the project team developed ecological water management techniques to increase productivity and enable families to move away from subsistence farming and sell excess produce. Improved growing conditions have also enabled local farmers to introduce new organic crops – including 150 varieties of potato. 40 communities between Ayacucho and Apurímac have already benefited from these water systems.

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