Children learn how to sow and harvest water

Innovative initiative. Faced with the effects of climate change, the Fondo Sierra Azul (UEFSA) unit of the Peruvian Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation has started a cycle of training courses on planting and harvesting water for sixth-grade students and has incorporated this technique into the university curriculum in courses related to the agricultural sector and social sciences.

The sixth-grade students of the I.E., 22455, José de la Torre Ugarte in Pisco, received online training on planting and harvesting water as a strategy to maintain agricultural production and combat the effects of climate change.

The innovative initiative incorporates strategies to combat climate change by rescuing ancestral practices of the Quechua and Aymara peoples, dating back more than a thousand years, through the construction and management of “cochas” and “bofedales” (wetlands), among other systems.

The classes were taught online using videos and graphics of the water cycle and explained the importance of water security to ensure food production, especially for family farming.

This has aroused the interest of other educational institutions that want to replicate the experience. For this reason, the organisers pointed out that those interested can write to the following email: and join this campaign.

Redacción Perú