Action / 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 two 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. In addition, the country was very strongly affected the the Covid crisis between 2020 and 2022, resulting in an increase in poverty.
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 fight against poverty and food insecurity in rural areas. SOS Faim supports farmers’ organisations, local NGOs and microfinance institutions by strengthening their advocacy actions and their financial, advisory, processing and marketing services in favor of family farming and to speed up the agroecological transition.
It also supports national platforms in their advocacy for sustainable family farming and the establishment of sustainable food systems.
The actions are concentrated more particularly in the south of the country (Andean zone, in the departments of Apurimac, Aerquipa, Cusco and Puno, areas characterised by a very high poverty rate, as well as in the Central and Eastern Selva, in the departments of Ucayali and Junín.
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