Optimization of natural resources
The Huacar Rural Community is located in the Lima highlands, at 3237 masl, and the main economic activity is agriculture. However, for many years the lands were abandoned and dried up as water was in short supply. This situation changed when a project was implemented to improve the availability of irrigation water with the construction of a reservoir that was made possible with the support of Statkraft Peru.
“We had unproductive and abandoned parcels, water was wasted, but with the reservoir we now have water and these parcels are producing avocado and custard apple, which we could not grow in the past. Thanks to the joint efforts between the company and the community we met our objective of expanding the agricultural frontier,” says with enthusiasm Ananías Rivera, a villager from Huácar and project beneficiary.
Find out more about this project in this video.