Asociación de Artesanas de Arbolsol y Huaca de Barro (AAAHB, Women Artisans’ Association of Arbolsol and Huaca de Barro)

May 26, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asociación de Artesanas de Arbolsol y Huaca de Barro (AAAHB, Women Artisans’ Association of Arbolsol and Huaca de Barro)

Founded by local women in 2003, Asociación de Artesanas de Arbolsol y Huaca de Barro (AAAHB, Women Artisans’ Association of Arbolsol and Huaca de Barro) works to recover traditional methods of cotton production that are environmentally responsible and create positive socioeconomic change in Mórrope District, Lambayeque, northern Peru.

The association oversees the planting and harvesting of native cotton varieties using only pesticides from natural sources. In addition to cotton production, the association has also been active in managing water resources in this semi-arid region. Traditional colours of native cotton have been recovered, water resources have been cleaned as a result of better management, and organic cotton products are sold in local markets. The association has been at the forefront of a national movement in Peru to change perceptions of native cotton production.

 

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2008

Founded: 2003

Location: Mórrope district, Lambayeque region, Peru

Beneficiaries: 35 families

Biodiversity: Five native cotton species

 

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 Equator Prize 2008

Latin America And The Caribbean

 Biodiversity Conservation

 Ecoagriculture and Food Security

 Freshwater Management

 Drylands Management


 

Contact Information

Magdalena Puican Chinguel
Asociacion de Artesanas de Arbolsol y Huaca de Barro del distrito de Mórrope
Peru
Tel: +51 74 979 580176 or +51 9 742 72 546
Email: magdalena129@hotmail.com

 

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