In north-west Argentina, communities involved in the Sustainable Tourism Programme did not lose heart. Having had to stop hosting tourists, they sought and implemented new ways of producing and selling their own products with the help of the programme team.
2021 promises to be a year of new beginnings in which, by joining forces and sharing ideas, producers are willing to nurture the innovative projects they have launched and commit to others.
Increased production and a new market
In Tartagal, for example, a system for the sale and home delivery of agricultural products was set up immediately not only making it possible to continue production but also to expand the target market. 2021, with greater flexibility of movement, will also be the year in which the new markets of Yariguarenda and Peña Morada are consolidated.
The TSNOA programme has supported these initiatives by providing materials and tools adapted to expand agricultural production.
A new chicken farm run by the women of Espinal –
With support from the TSNOA programme team, the Espinal women’s association managed to secure funding to renovate chicken huts for 20 families enabling them to start producing eggs and poultry. The project also includes the cultivation of fruit trees for sweets, preserves and liqueurs.