Asociación de Productores Indígenas y Campesinos (ASPROINCA, Association of Indigenous and Peasant Producers)

May 26, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asociación de Productores Indígenas y Campesinos (ASPROINCA, Association of Indigenous and Peasant Producers)

Based in the northern Caldas region of Colombia, Asociación de Productores Indígenas y Campesinos (ASPROINCA, Association of Indigenous and Peasant Producers) is a community-based organization that works with close to 350 indigenous farming families to diversify their agricultural production in an environmentally responsible manner.

A key objective of the association is ending local dependence on coffee production. The initiative promotes sustainable agricultural practices and encourages the recovery of native varieties of beans, maize, panelera cane, and fodder plants to increase household food security. ASPROINCA also trains farmers to harness biogas from animal waste, thereby relieving pressure on surrounding forests for firewood. The adoption of sustainable eco-agricultural practices preserves the area as a critical micro-watershed that serves the rural peasant communities of Riosucio, Supia and Qunchia.

 

Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2008
Founded: 1995
Location: Southern Colombian Andes
Beneficiaries: 350 communities
Biodiversity: 70 native food seeds, Andean forest reserves

 

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 Equator Prize 2008

Latin America And The Caribbean

 Biodiversity Conservation

 Sustainable Forestry

 Ecoagriculture and Food Security

 Freshwater Management

 Sustainable Energy


 

Contact Information

Constanza Veronica Calvo
Angela Maria Gomez
Colombia
Tel: +57 311 6307 789
Email: asproincariosucio@hotmail.com
angiegome@hotmail.com

 

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