The project aims at fighting against food, and nutrition insecurity of 200 families of four communities of the rural district of Mollepata, Cusco – Peru, which lie in poverty, and absolute poverty, through increased availability of food that will result in:
(1) the installation of 200 family gardens to produce vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, beterraga, lettuce, carrot);
(2) The installation of a fruit tree nursery that will prepend the circulation of more than 100,000 trees (varieties: lucumo, avocado and elderberry);
(3) The construction of four greenhouses (one for each community) for the production of vegetables with high market value (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers), which may be sold on the local market, and will generate an increase in revenue, that is necessary to have access to other sources of high nutritional value foods (meat, eggs etc.).
(4) The construction of four warehouses (one for each community) for the collection of the products of the greenhouses, and where the sorting, cleaning, packaging, storage of the products which will be sold on the local market by the beneficiaries, will be carried out.
(5) The realization of a dehydration of foods unit to process, and to give added value to foods that can not be sold as fresh (second and third choice products).
The project also aims at strengthening the management by the beneficiaries, through the formation of four associations of women who will be responsible for the management of municipal greenhouses, and warehouses.
The project will provide training and technical assistance to beneficiaries through local staff who will be permanently employed in the project.