CHIMBORAZO PREFECTURE DRIVES TRUEQUE AS AN ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC MEASURE AMONG FARMERS

With the aim of supporting producers at the cantonal, provincial and national levels in order to foster and promote an alternative to the current market and guarantee the food of the public in the face of the Covid-19 health emergency, the Chimborazo Prefecture through The Economic Improvement Unit of the Productive Development Directorate carries out the activity of exchanging products, with the only condition of equality and solidarity.

The strategic link of the Chimborazo Prefecture with the decentralized Autonomous Governments and producers has been an important aspect to promote the barter, which began on May 6, 2020 between the Santa Fe de Galán parish in the Guano canton and the GADM of the Cumandá canton, with products such as: green, guineo, orito, orange and sapote; that they were exchanged with potatoes, corn and beans; adding a total of 5 tons of products for each sector.

The management and strategic link of the Prefecture of Chimborazo also extended with the Provincial Government of Napo, an entity with which on May 29 of this year the exchange of products in the Gatazo Comuna Hospital community of the Colta canton was coordinated, exchanging products such as : cassava, green, papaya, guava; with lettuce, cabbage, carrot, broccoli, quinoa, beans, eucalyptus, chamomile, pumpkin and coriander; adding a total of 3 tons of each part.

On the same day, barter was carried out in the community of San Isidro de Punín in the Riobamba canton, a sector where 3 tons of products such as green, guineo, orito, orange and sapote arrived, which were exchanged with chard, broccoli, carrots, coriander, red and green pepper, chamomile, lemon, cabbage, lettuce, beets, babaco, meat tomato, in the same way in a quantity of 3 tons; This activity was possible thanks to the coordination between the Chimborazo Prefecture and the Municipal Government of the Cumandá canton.

On Friday June 5, in the San Pedro de Tunshi community in the Chambo canton, this activity was replicated, where the community members received from the GAD of the Cumandá canton 5 tons of products such as green, guineo, orito, orange, sapote and pineapple; while the community delivered the same quantity of products such as cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, meat tomato, gherkin, coriander, carrot, chamomile, potatoes, turnip, red onion, corn, beans, blackberry and strawberry.

This barter project will continue in the neighborhoods, communities and parishes of the 10 cantons of the Chimborazo province.

Writing: Claudio Lema