The Prefecture of Chimborazo, through the Directorate of Environmental Management, carried out the first installment of the campaign “Sowing for Life Chimborazo” of 1000 native plants and 900 fruit trees with the purpose of improving the quality of air, soil, maintaining the water flows of the Cacha parish.
In this first installment, approximately 300 families from the communities benefit; Cacha Shilpala and Obraje, the same ones who happily accepted the project’s vegetables in this first phase.
Alfredo Chuquimarca, Director of Environmental Management, indicated that, “one of the objectives of the campaign” Sow for Life Chimborazo “is to create awareness on the issue of Environmental Management, care for and conserve our natural resources, the biodiversity that the province has and for that purpose the contribution of native plants and fruit trees.
In addition, he pointed out that fruit plants are an additional incentive, to the environmental conservation of certain spaces as water sources; native forests and moors. It is necessary to reach the communities with small incentives that can boost production and the economy of the province.
In Cacha, varieties of apple, pear, peach and claudia were delivered that will be transformed into a help and relief to traditional plantings and break the monoculture issue so that foods rich in vitamins can be available, giving the opportunity to boost production of each intervened area, highlighted Chuquimarca.
Juan Humberto Asqui, president of the Cacha Obraje community, said that he did not have words to express his gratitude to the Prefect, Juan Pablo Cruz, for his desire to help the indigenous sector in the recovery of the land and the economy of his sector, he said that the Plants will be located on the boundaries to obtain windbreaks and avoid soil erosion.
For his part, Marcelo Toabanda, president of the Cacha parish GAD said that, “the soil of Cacha is eroding and they live in crisis at the level of agricultural and livestock production, so the delivery of plants is a benefit, at an opportune moment, therefore, this project will be monitored to obtain results in times of drought ”.