Action in the south / Latin America
FAMILY FARMING IN PERU
Despite significant economic growth, Peru is experiencing very great inequalities : cities are doing better but rural areas remain particularly affected by poverty and food insecurity. Poverty in rural areas is almost three times higher than in urban areas. Moreover, in recent years, in rural areas, there has been an alarming increase in the rate of anaemia among children under the age of three.
THE WORK OF SOS FAIM IN PERU
Since the end of the 1990s, SOS Faim has been supporting family farming in Peru in order to combat poverty and food insecurity in rural areas. SOS Faim supports farmers’ organisations and microfinance institutions by strengthening the advocacy and financial, advisory, processing and marketing services they provide for family farmers.
It also supports platforms in their advocacy for sustainable family farming.
The actions are concentrated more particularly in the south of the country (Sierra), in the departments of Apurimac, Cusco and Puno, areas characterised by a very high poverty rate (between 50 and 97%), as well as in the Central and Eastern Selva, in the departments of Ucayali and Junín.
2RURAL FINANCE INSTITUTIONS