Grateful To Our Land
trabajamos unidos por el desarrollo sostenible de nuestra región
Organic certification for agricultural, livestock and wild-crop harvesting products under the USDA NOP standards for the U.S. market.
EOS Ecocert EOS (Ecocert Organic Standard) is the organic certification for agricultural, livestock and wild-crop harvesting products, and supplies for organic farming and honey under the EU 834/2007 - EU 889/2008 standards for the European market.
Certification of the food safety management system as per international standard ISO 22000 : 2005 granted by SGS.
This certification promotes environmental responsibility, social equity and economic viability for agricultural communities.
Social and environmental impact
The foundation works to complement the curricular work of rural schools providing them with IT, music, sports and environmental care teachers so that the children of Bitaco and nearby villages can access a comprehensive education.
It is important that the studies that begin at school continue, which is why we also have the Marichú del Llano Scholarship for Higher Education Fund, which offers support to a rotative group of 15 college students by paying for tuition fees and living expenses.
Through the music classes imparted on Saturdays in the foundation’s premises, children and youngsters from nearby villages have formed a chorus of andean music that has won several competitions at a national level.
The Agricola Himalaya Foundation also works for the environment. It has a native tree nursery with which, little by little, it has been reforesting the basin of the Bitaco river which provides water to over 9000 families in the region.