Submitted by: Entwicklungshilfeclub
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Reforestation of the Indio Community Llulumpala
The problem of soil erosion in the Andes reaches an altitude of more than 4000 meters, the living space of many farming families. Uncontrolled deforestation and violent storms lead to the disappearance of fertile soil. Only through professional forestation can the environmental damage be rectified and their living space saved. In the region of Llulumpala (Ecuador), 60% of the farmland is threatened by erosion. First steps are the planting of windbreak hedges and small groves. The seedlings are selected by experts of CEAS and adapted to regional requirements. The villagers handle planting and care; through CEAS classes they gain the necessary knowledge.