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Quinoa, barley, potatoes and broad beans are grown on small fields. The Highland meadowlands are dry and livestock has to wander far to get enough food. Access to information to improve production is limited. Suyana provides technical support at each step of the production chain: improving livestock, and the quality, processing and sale of products. The families learn what they can do to improve their income sustainably.

AUXILIARY VETS

For those living in rural areas their livestock is their livelihood. In the communities there are no vets so Suyana set up a training programme with a university. Aspiring auxiliary vets are taught about how to properly care for livestock, treat diseases, feeding and breeding. After the training programme, the auxiliary vets support the families and municipal governments by doing campaigns. The farming expert “Satiri” benefit from this training.

ANIMAL HEALTH

The survival of those living in rural health depends on the health of their livestock. Parasites and other diseases can be passed on to humans; not only livestock carries and transmits parasites, but also also pets such as cats and dogs. While the responsibility for farm animal health campaigns has passed into the hands of the municipal government, Suyana still supports the families by helping them to deworm their pets.

FARMING EXPERTS “SATIRI”

Suyana offers the chance for those farmers that successfully complete the Family Strategy to be trained as farming experts “Satiris” and auxiliary vets. The Satiris take courses to complement their empirical knowledge while working with Suyana. They work with the families passing on their new knowledge and experiences so that the families can improve their quality of life through their own efforts.

SUSTAINABILITY

The auxiliary vets and farming experts trained by Suyana can earn additional income by working for the animal health campaigns that were started by Suyana but are now the responsibility of the municipal governments, and doing other activities run by public institutions and local governments. Thanks to the awareness-raising activities, the farmers, communities and municipal governments now look after deworming their livestock.

Some Results

2007-2018
Pets dewormed 33’136
Assistant vets 347
Farming experts „Satiri“ 132