Departamento de Piura Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by lichinga
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by lichinga
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by lichinga

Departamento de Piura Off The Beaten Path

  • Most of the comuneros used to...

    Most of the comuneros used to be seasonal workers in the large landlord cotton plantations. Part of them were entitled to pieces of land after the Agrarian Reform, but they had to face a couple of serious problem. First: the water, the irrigated area were still under the control of the landlords. Second: lack of alternatives, they just knew how to...

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  • This is how the desert looks...

    This is how the desert looks like before water flows in. This is the land the UCP are entitled after the Agrarian Reform, as you can easily imagine these areas are not suitable for farming without previous heavy investments. The banking system - as it acts all over the world - lends money to people who already has it, so that UCP's had little...

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  • A very large area around Piura...

    A very large area around Piura is irrigated since the end of 1800, with huge pumps catching the waters from the canals bringing the waters of San Lorenzo river some 40 km away at the basis of the Andes. The area was traditionally controlled by large landowners, until the Agrarian Reform decided by President Alan Garcia in the 1970's. Apart from the...

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  • When traditional farming...

    When traditional farming techniques ahve been lost for a couple of generations, financial resources are scarce and political conjuncture acts against the comuneros empowerment, some basic mistakes may appear. In the case of Catacaos area, as the picture shows, the most common reason for abandoning certain areas was the excessive rate of salinity....

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  • The second problem was the...

    The second problem was the identification of alternative crops and the way they can be managed is not easy at all. Cotton martket is totally controlled by foreign interest and a couple of local oligopolists, so that a peasant household could never rely for their survival on the price of cotton. Market (very far from being a free market), transport...

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    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

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    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

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