ect PU-484

  Implementation of environmentally sustainable development projects to help indigenous Andean peoples

The Asociación Civil para el Desarrollo Social Andino y la Investigación Interdisciplinaria (ADESA) was founded in 1993.

ADESA, 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