- Member: Kaufland
- Project: Climate Project in Peru
- Countries: Region Piura in Peru
“The project has taught me how to run my plantation in the best way. I have also received recognition and praise from my colleagues. This spurs me on to further improve myself, because you never stop learning. It is important to continue training farmers.”
Felizandro Bellasmin Ogoña, banana-farmer in Peru
Climate change is already evident today. The effects pose major challenges in particular for farmers in developing countries. For example, the province of Piura is threatened with heavy crop losses in banana cultivation – the main source of income for more than 3,000 small farmers. A higher level of parasite plagues caused by climate change, particularly in the case of organic bananas, made bananas unsuitable for export.
This is where the Climate Project comes in: creating awareness of climate change among small farmers. They then learned valuable techniques to maintain their crops, improve the quality of their products, increase their resilience and adaptability, and ensure sustainable production. This has been supported by scientific research on biological control of parasite plagues, from which other small banana farmers and cooperatives in Latin America can benefit.
Results of the project:
- Application of measures such as mulching, pruning, defloration and special protective measures for individual plant parts by 80% of the participants
- Successful control of plant pests and diseases through organic and biological insect control
- Training of small farmers to become trainers