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INCA TECHNOLOGY WITH A MODERN TWIST

Growing potatoes at an altitude of 4,000 metres requires considerable enterprise. Because of the bleak weather, the rickety infrastructure and remote parcels, the farmers' families in and around the Peruvian mountain village of Kishuara are very poor. The market in Lima is 800 kilometres away and the prices are low. 

Step 1: We unite the farmers' families

With Trias' support the farmers in the region of Kishuara established the Coopagros co-operative. This association organises training courses and workshops and teaches farmers things such as how to use fertilisers in the most efficient way. The co-operative also has its own shop where the farmers buy their fertilisers at favourable conditions. 

Step 2: Strong organisation, surprising results

Trias strengthens the internal organisation of Coopagros and has high ambitions. The co-operative not just offers crop support. Coopagros also provides microcredits and is busy exploring new markets.

Step 3: Time for growth

Coopagros does not want to be dependent on the big market in the capital Lima 800 km away. With Trias' support, the co-operative therefore wants to build a freezing room for the storage of freeze-dried potatoes - so-called chuño - a delicacy in the south of Peru and Bolivia.

Will you help with the construction of our freezing room?

Support us, as a private individual

By making a one-off donation you support the self-development of farmers in Peru.

Support us, as an organisation

We would be delighted to develop a customised support package for businesses or other organisations that would like to help farmers in Peru move forward. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

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