Project profile — Agricultural Training Program and Support of Youth Entrepreneurship in Peru

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Agricultural Training Program and Support of Youth Entrepreneurship in Peru - Overview
SUCO-Solidarité Union Coopération (CA-CRA_ACR-3130650575)
2015-09-16 - 2021-06-30
Country / region • Peru (98.38%)
• Developing countries, unspecified (1.62%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Teacher training (11130) (6.40%)
• Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (27.54%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (6.88%)
• Agriculture
Food crop production (31161) (19.19%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural alternative development (31165) (19.19%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural education/training (31181) (19.19%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified
Sectors not specified (99810) (1.61%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
Description and results


The aim of the project is to improve the economic conditions and prospects of young farmers, including women in rural and peri-urban communities in nine provinces in the Ancash and Lima regions of Peru. The project provides technical training on sustainable agriculture, animal production and entrepreneurship development. Additional technical guidance helps foster access to key players in commercializing the young farmers’ products. To this end, the project aims to diversify productive agricultural systems and make them more effective, making it possible for farmers to earn an income from their production. It benefits 2,000 young farmers (of which 800 women). Additionally, it is expected that 10,000 people see their living conditions improved thanks to an increase in family income. Eight technical farming education centres and technological institutes offer the training program. Twenty-four (24) business initiatives and 12 strengthened agricultural value chains help stimulate the economy in the two target regions. This project is implemented through a partnership between the Peruvian Ministry of Education and Agriculture and two local non-governmental organizations, the ALLPA Association (Ancash) and the Institutito de Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to quality agricultural entrepreneurship training in Andean and peri-urban regions; (2) the increase and diversification of sustainable, cost-effective agricultural production; and (3) improved agrifood processing and commercialization through small entrepreneurial initiatives as part of which women contribute more to the sustainable development of their society.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) 8,002 individuals (including 4,126 women) in target communities went from subsistence farming to commercial farming (5,525 individuals in 2018-2019); (2) the income of the families supported by the project rose 20% on average and 64% (including 62% of women) of the young producers supported are satisfied with the economic prospects generated; (3) 193 agricultural and business development teachers (including 59 women) from 11 rural and peri-urban training centres were trained in the active learning method, 17 training modules were developed and taught, and 11 training centres and production spaces were improved; (4) 1,720 young farmers (including 998 young women) were trained and graduated from training programs. Among the youth trained, 97% apply the knowledge and techniques taught leading to the diversification of their activities, for an average of 14 products per family. Production of the trained youth rose 14%; (5) 650 youth (including 353 women) formed their own business for marketing their products for a total of 939 youth present on the market, thanks to new or improved business initiatives; (6) 20 marketing initiatives (collective enterprises, associations, cooperatives) were created; and (7) women make up 57% of the youth trained and supported and 686 feel that the project improved their financial independence.



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