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Digging.Farm.Ponds.pngDairy Farmers near Lake Titicaca: 2013 to the Present

In the first year of the project, the farmers were able to increase their productivity from an average of 4.7 liters per cow per day to 7 liters per cow per day.  In addition, as a result of better understanding of their market and better business decisions, they were able to increase the price they received from 0.90 cents of a Sol (1 Sol = $0.31) to 1.00 Sol per liter of milk.  And they increased their average income from $425 per year to $656 a year.

Alpaca-Wool Producers in the Highlands of Arequipa: 2008 to 2012

The 950 farm families increased their productivity from a range of 3.0 to 3.5 pounds of wool per animal to an average of 4.2 pounds. They also sorted and classified a third of their production and sold it directly to exporters for much higher prices. As a result, they increased their income by 38%.

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