1986PRODERM (Peru) 1990IAA (Peru) 1992CEDAP PAC II (Bolivia) 1995Pachamaman Urupa Qhantawi (Bolivia) SID Bolivia 1996Alto Verapaz Program (Guatemala)



Is a project of the Ministry of Agriculture of Peru, and is financed by the KfW and the Peruvian government. The project is aimed at improving irrigation in the southern mountain region of Peru. Plan Meriss Inka received many years of technical assistance of the GTZ. In 1996, Willem van Immerzeel arrived as part of the GTZ-team, for a period of two years. He proposed (pdf) to use the methodology Pachamama Raymi, to improve field irrigation techniques and -organization.

Introducing a novel methodology in a project with a firmly established way of doing things requires a frequent a patient follow-up, commenting and comparing the old with the new. Plan Meriss Inka used supervised micro-credit (See: Comments (pdf) of the first introduction of Pachamama Raymi in one of Meriss’s irrigation projects)

Several years later, in 2002, it was found that the “methodology using contests, applied to spread knowledge horizontally among farmers, is a resounding success” (Aide memoir: “Progress and Results of the Plan Meriss Inka – Apurimac project. GTZ April, 2002” ).


Proposal for training in irrigation and crop
1998MARENASS (Peru) 1999MASAL (Peru) 2001DEXCEL International 2003Araucanía Tierra Viva Program (Chile) SID Guatemala (USA) 2004Jaén San Ignacio Bagua Special Project (Peru) PRODEPINE (Ecuador) 2005Adoption of terraces in the Peruvian Andes IPSWAM (Bangladesh) PROMARENA (Bolivia) SIERRA SUR Project (Peru) VSF CICDA (Bolivia) 2006 Altagro (Peru and Bolivia) A PhDDesde el Surco (Ecuador) Pachamama Raymi SERMANU (Peru) 2007ADEMA (Bolivia) ALIADOS (Peru) Concejo Nacional del Ambiente Leren van Elkaar (Holand) Runamaki (Peru) 2008Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo (Peru) Kirehe Community Based Watershed Management Project (KWAMP), Rwanda, Africa MIDEPLAN (Chile) 2009AID FOR PERU 2010PACC Peru2012First Contest of Healthy Homes in OcobambaSuyana FoundationTransboundary Joint Secretariat for the Southern Caucasus, Promoting Cooperation in Nature Conservat2013Tufts University 2014Puririsun Kuska