Initiative timeframe: 2013/2017
Total initiative costs
- Loans -
- Grants € 416,844.96
Dati finanziari aggiornati al 5.11.2015
Municipality of Cercado and Municipality of San Lorenzo (Department of Tarija, Bolivia).
‘Amaranth: science seeds’ is a three-year agricultural and food safety project whose direct beneficiaries are 1.824 Tarija’s amaranth producers (200 families). The project aims to solve several problems related to amaranth-growing – inefficiencies in both growing and harvest methods; low output and high losses over the production process; water shortage; high production costs and use of chemical fertilizers dealing to soil compaction – by: 1) Rising organic amaranth-growing through appropriated techniques for cultivation and the use of soil and water; 2) Setting up an Association of amaranth producers and boosting amaranth-derivatives production; 3) Increasing local consumption and trade of amaranth and its derivatives. ASPEm is the Italian NGO responsible for the initiative, that is jointly implemented with a national trade network as local counterpart (RENACC-TARIJA). read more close
Rising production, consumption, transformation and trade of both amaranth and its derivatives by helping Tarija’s producers set up and consolidate a productive Association.
|Sector||III.1.a. Agriculture, Total|
|Agency||MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo|
|Counterpart authority||Municipal Autonomous Government of San Lorenzo; Sub-mayoralty of the Province of Cercado|
|Other financiers||ASPEm and local partners (€ 178648.0)|
Direct beneficiaries: 1824 Tarija’s amaranth producers (200 families); indirect beneficiaries: whole population of the region (522339 people).Beneficiaries of which females 47.0%
|Title||€ Committed||€ Used|
|Amaranth: science seeds||416,842||416,843|
Project document presented by the NGO to a public call of proposal to receive a grant.
|Date||July 2, 2013|
|Type||Works, Supply, Services|
|Procedure||Call for Proposal|
|Procurement notice||Tender preparation|