The Enray Foundation
The Enray Foundation educates and invests in farming communities by providing financial support, instructionAi??to enhance and expandAi??organicAi??and sustainableAi??methods, and the tools needed toAi??advance marketing opportunities.
Healthy food comes from a healthy systemai??i?? land that is nurtured, people who are cared for, and a process that respects everyone involved. The Enray Foundation is dedicated to the people who grow our food, making sure that they have access to opportunity, and the education and equipment they need to grow efficiently and sustainably.
Healthy food comes from healthy soil, a balanced ecosystem, and growing methods that incorporate the tilling,Ai??crop nutrition,Ai??and pest management practices that are most in tune with nature. The Enray Foundation helps small growers learn how to farm organically, increase their crop yield, and have a sustainable income.
The first project of The Enray Foundation works with quinoaAi??growers in the Southern Altiplanos region ofAi??Bolivia, providing information and expertise to the farmers needed to grow and sell Organic quinoa to an international market.
Altiplanos Quinoa Project:
The ENRAY Foundation works in collaboration with theAi??Foundation for the Development of Agricultural Technology of the ValleysAi??Ai??(FDTA Valles), a non-governmental organization and a leader in the agricultural sector in Bolivia. FDTA-Valles manages a program to introduce environmentally friendly innovations in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and crop nutrition inAi??228 family farmsAi??in the Southern Altiplano region of Bolivia. The project began in 2010 and affects nine communities in the area.
The goals of the project are to:
- Provide commercially available organic and natural fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides best suited for the land and the crop with no harmful effects on the environment and in keeping with international organic standards.
- Supply means to reduce dependency on rains for cultivation of quinoa in the Altiplano region.
- Guide farmers in developing ideal planting procedures by providing equipment, instruction, and quinoa in order to reach the greatest crop yield.
- Help quinoa processors meet international standards through the implementation of the HACCP program to guarantee knowledge and infrastructure for collection, processing, and storage.