ECUADOR: PROGRAMME OVERVIEW AND PROJECTS


  • Agroecology in the Andes: from monoculture to mixed culture

    Agroecology in the Andes: from monoculture to mixed culture

    Weren’t things better before? Not in Ecuador, and not for Raul Upaya Romero. The courses in agroecology have obviously left their mark on him. The smallholder’s sparse, low-yield land in the Ecuadorian Andes now thrives with a variety of different vegetables.
  • “Let your heart be your guide – violence destroys families!”

    “Let your heart be your guide – violence destroys families!”

    Ecuador’s constitution sets out equality for women and men and prohibits any discrimination whatsoever. But the reality looks different. Women are repressed and beaten and, in particular, the rural population is firmly caught in the grip of macho behaviour. But there are new ideas to promote equal opportunities. SWISSAID brings them to this Andean country.