Potatoes with added value in Ecuador
Countless farming families are leading an outcast life on the rugged slopes of the Andes mountains. Are we going to let them continue to flounder?
From sacred crop to superfood
Thanks to its high nutritional value, quinoa had sacred status at the time of the Incas. Today, underprivileged farmers in Ecuador are eyeing lucrative markets, including Europe.
Agro-ecology counters changeable Andes climate
Climate change has seriously affected the seasons in the Andes. To counter the effects, Trias has deliberately chosen to support agro-ecological vegetable growers.
Does everything have to be twice as difficult for women?
Women in the Andes have a harder time than men to get land, micro-credit and an income of their own. Together with Peruvian women we are fighting this systematic discrimination.
Freeze, leak and sun-dry
Peruvian farmers in the area of Kishuara only have the sale of their potatoes to save their children from hunger. Will you help us in the search for a creative solution?
Will family agriculture survive?
The dependence on artificial fertilisers and chemical crop protection puts Ecuadorian farmers' families in a vulnerable position. That is why Trias promotes the niche market of agro-ecology in the Andes.
The contrast couldn't be any bigger: while health services are crumbling under corona in Guayaquil, farmers' cooperatives in the Andes are working together in solidarity.
Until now, only large potato growers in Ecuador had access to certified potato seeds. Trias ensures small- and medium-scale farmers can also use them.
Siebe Moeyaert, student of electromechanics from Gistel, has returned from Ecuador. Together with local potato farmers, he has designed an ingenious packaging machine.