Cuzco Arequipa Highlands Rural Development Project
Cuzco-Arequipa Highlands Rural Development Project
The project focused on providing credit and technical assistance to small farmers to enable them to modernize their agricultural activities and diversify their production to become more competitive on regional markets.
A credit line enabled 4,800 small farmers to improve their agricultural technologies and purchase needed inputs. The credit was managed by farmers’ organizations.
The project was hindered by several droughts and by terrorist violence in the highlands, which took a heavy toll in both physical infrastructure and human lives. The project helped improve the organizational capacity of farmers’ organizations. It also worked to improve productive infrastructure and product diversification, such as cheese-making, handcrafts, and non-agricultural activities.
29 April 1986
1986 - 1993
Total Project Cost
US$ 14.62 million
US$ 6.94 million
World Food Programme US$ 1.68 million
Corporacion Andina de Fomento US$ 3 million
National Government US$ 3 million