This project aims to improve the agricultural productive capacity of 31 rural communities in Puno, in order to improve the health and food security conditions of the local people, mostly Quechuas. We proceed from the production-related experience of more than 14 agro-ecological school gardens that we promote, in which teachers, students, and their families participate, to transfer and broaden production-related goals towards family and community agriculture.
The “Llapan (whole or combined in Quechua), Schools Integrated in the Territory” project includes:
- The strengthening of the productive capabilities of educational communities for the diversification and production of organic food through school gardens and the cultivation of Andean grains and tubers.
- Nutrition training to improve school feeding.
- Environmental protection and basic sanitation in schools through the consolidation and management of tree plantations, improvement of green zones and enhancement of safe water systems, as well as solid waste and wastewater treatment.
By the same token, the project involves putting into practice traditions that have special links with production resources (soil and water), and is conducted in various phases throughout this year in 31 schools, benefiting more than 2,500 children in Puno, Lampa, San Román, and Azángaro.