Implementation of environmentally sustainable development projects to help indigenous Andean peoples
Asociación Civil para el Desarrollo Social Andino y la Investigación
Interdisciplinaria (ADESA) was founded in 1993.
over a three-year period, would provide training, technical assistance and
material resources to 1,054 indigenous families in thirteen communities in
the District of Ollantaytambo. The project had four principal
objectives. First, it would rehabilitate traditional hillside
agriculture infrastructure. Second, it would assist communities in the
implementation of sustainable organic agriculture to enhance the
nutritional and market value of local farm production. Third, it would
provide leadership training with special emphasis on improving women’s
capacity to take a more prominent role in local organizations.
Finally, it would establish an on-going technical support service for
local indigenous communities.
Photo#1: Tilling the land in Muris
Photo#2: Green fields in Cachiccata
Photo#3: Mr. Jose Sales
Photo#4: Tourists in Ollantaytambo
Photo#5: Recently rehabilitated andenes
Photo#6: Non-organic monoculture plantations
Photo#7: Reservoir in Huayronccoyoc
Photo#7a: Canal in Muris
Photo#8: Overview of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley
Photo#9: Three phases of the andenes (from left to right): abandoned; being recovered; after rehabilitation.
Appendix I - Andenes in Ollantaytambo