Revaluation and technological sustainability of the agroecological inter-Andean terraces in the Arequipa-Peru region

Translated title of the contribution: Revaluation and technological sustainability of the agroecological inter-Andean terraces in the Arequipa-Peru region

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Abstract

Cabanaconde and Ayahuasi are communities that still have ancestral customs rooted. The objective of this work was to sensitize farmers from both localities about the importance of continuing with the use of their ancestral agricultural technologies, the basis of their food security; The study was developed with a mixed approach, using qualitative techniques of the Participatory Rural Diagnosis and surveys applied to 60 farmers. The data were processed with SPSS-PASW Statistics18 software. Both communities do not present significant differences in the use of irrigation techniques, 50% of the inhabitants of Cabanaconde apply a technique under irrigation, compared to 46.7% in Ayahuasi. Regarding environmental care, 80% of the population in Ayahuasi refers to having it and 60% in Cabanaconde; 46.7% of the inhabitants of Ayahuasi and 23.3% of Cabanaconde carry out crop rotation. 66.7% of farmers in Cabanaconde and 60% in Ayahuasi do not let the soils rest after harvest. 100% of farmers in Ayahuasi and 90% in Cabanaconde, do not know about the good disposition of pesticide containers. In nutritional aspects, Cabanaconde presents 7 cases of overweight and Ayahuasi 1 case of malnutrition and 2 with overweight. In conclusion, the participatory techniques in both communities achieved positive effects of motivation and awareness.

Translated title of the contributionRevaluation and technological sustainability of the agroecological inter-Andean terraces in the Arequipa-Peru region
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-367
Number of pages11
JournalRevista de Ciencias Sociales
Volume27
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021

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Keywords

  • Andean technology
  • Revaluation
  • agroecological
  • food safety
  • sustainability

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