|Location||City, Country & Regions||Interests|
Sustainable Development Goals
Soil Erosion and Health
Target 2.4: Sustainable Agriculture
Target 6.6: Protect and Restore Ecosystems
Dairy and livestock
|Project Type:||Collective Action|
|Start & End Dates:||Oct. 2010 » Ongoing|
|Project Contact:||Ana Guzmán - firstname.lastname@example.org|
Cauca Valley is Colombia’s largest sugarcane producing region. Irrigation demands, combined with the needs of a growing population, of around 1.2 million living in five cities, have led to increased water scarcity in the region. As in many other Andean regions, use of the upper watersheds for cattle grazing and small plot farming has led to altered water supplies, increased erosion and landslides, diminishing water quality and new challenges for irrigation.
The population and sectors served include: 1.2 million residents in five cities, sugar cane growers association, sugar mill industry association, conservation organizations, municipal water organizations and the hydropower sector.