Sustainable Economic Initiatives in Sigsipamba- Pimampiro

The overall objective is to reduce poverty, migration and unsustainable use of natural resources in Sigsipamba Parish. Through the diversification of the production and the activation of an associative products transformation and a marketing process in the chain of Andean fruits, respecting the environmental sustainability principles, we generated employment opportunities and increased household incomes.

The project, now in its conclusion, implemented several activities such as the agro-zoning of the Parish, the organization of farmers groups of interest and their technical training, the construction of a nursery in the “Colegio de Province los Lagos “, the rehabilitation and equipment of a modern laboratory for the production of jams for the benefit of CORPAA – activities that went together with the development of an organizational and a training plan for the beneficiaries, a market analysis and a business plan. At the same time, a feasibility study of agro-forestry systems, an ecological-economic study of the Parish and a study on solid waste management have been carried out. The local population was educated on conservation of natural resources in the area.