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Apoyo para la recuperación de los sistemas productivos agrícolas familiares de 1 000 familias afectadas por la depresión 12-E en Guatemala

Apoyo para la recuperación de los sistemas productivos agrícolas familiares de 1 000 familias afectadas por la depresión 12-E en Guatemala

Full title of the project:

Apoyo para la recuperación de los sistemas productivos agrícolas familiares de 1 000 familias afectadas por la depresión 12-E en cuatro municipios del departamento de Quiché, mediante pago por trabajo

Target areas:

Department of Quiché

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 100 000
01/11/2011-30/04/2012
Project code:
OSRO/GUA/102/BRA
Objective:

To contribute to the recovery of the local economy and agricultural production systems of 1 000 families affected by the Tropical Depression 12E in four municipalities in the Department of Quiché.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional and municipal authorities.

Beneficiaries reached:

1 000 families.

Activities implemented:
  • Four training events aimed at 54 voluntary promoters and community leaders, including: no-burning, crop residue management, infiltration ditches, trench composting and family gardens.
  • 1 000 women were supported with USD 57.6 to implement good agricultural conservation practices in their home and backyard maize production systems.
  • The amount was equivalent to nine working wages, the price for each wage was USD 6.4.
Impact:
  • 1 000 families improved their production systems over 135 ha with the implementation of good agricultural conservation practices, no-burning and crop residue management.
  • 363.63 tonnes of organic fertilizer were produced with an estimated value of USD 50 904.
  • With this incentive, the women contributed to their family income and helped meet the basic needs for children including food, education, clothing and health care, as well as the purchase of additional agricultural inputs.