Comprehensive Soil Management Project contributes to the restoration of natural resources

The Chimborazo Prefecture, through the Environmental Management Directorate, began the second stage of the Comprehensive Soil Management project with the delivery of 98 quintals of oat seed and vicia (green manure) for the restoration of 70.7 hectares of soil, of 12 communities in the Cacha parish, Riobamba canton.

Juan Pablo Cruz, Prefect of Chimborazo, said that permanent work has allowed the recovery of the area’s natural resources by clearing the soil with cancagua. “The machinery of the Prefecture has spent more than 5 months working in the communities of Cacha, with the purpose of executing this project that provides well-being to all communities.”

The president of the parish recognized the work that is done in the parish, benefiting not only the farmer, now they already have a productive alternative being an agricultural province. “We hope and hope that migration stops and is reduced because there are already operations and opportunities for productive development, entrepreneurship and tourism in our canton and province,” stressed the first authority.

Through the coordination of Conservation of Natural Resources, the Prefecture intervenes in 12 communities: Shilpalá, Guagshi, Chuyug, Hualiquiz, Obraje, Lemapamba, Murugallo, Quera, Shihuiquis, Cachatón, Casaloma and Bashug, benefiting 504 families with physical recovery, thanks to the mechanization of the soil, while with caterpillar tractors they generate a biological recovery with the incorporation of green manures.

Marcelo Toabamba, president of the Cacha Parish Board, stated that they are working jointly with the Provincial Government through projects including family gardens that allow economic activity through agriculture.

“With the support and openness of the provincial institution we have been able to raise the soil with organic fertilizers, the first stage has been carried out, now with the production of the soil, we avoid migration since almost 96% of the population has done so, now they are returning and are in the process of living in this territory, “said the leader.