Tuesday, October 26, 2010

[ELTeCS_PERU] World Challenge 2010


Now in its sixth year, World Challenge is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grassroots level. World Challenge is brought to us by BBC World News and Newsweek, in association with Shell and is about championing and rewarding projects and businesses which really make a difference.

Finalists announced:

Denmark Guatemala Rwanda

Tanzania India Malawi

PERU Philippines

Kenya Madagascar

Zambia Mexico


"Yachachiq" is the Inca name for people who pass on knowledge. That's how Sierra Productiva - a federation of peasant's groups - is setting about improving the lot of small farmers in Peru, having started in the ancient Inca capital, Cusco. At elevations of 4000 metres and on precipitous slopes, "improvement" is a formidable undertaking. But through the Yachachiq the campesinos are learning organic techniques to dramatically boost production from both livestock and crops.

The main technology has been harnessing of springs and the use of drip irrigation systems, freeing the farmers from dependence on rainfall that gave them only one harvest a year

If you want to vote for Peru , please enter:

http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/, vote for our country and spread the word!!!!!

Together we can make a difference!!!Go PERU! Go!!

Leonor Marin


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