The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) is an impactful, innovative organization with a sustainable social enterprise model. Since 2010, the AASD has been evolving, adapting, and learning. Rural campesino communities in the Sacred Valley of Peru often rely on agriculture as a livelihood. This can be a challenge for the populations who live high in the Andes Mountains, where climate and altitude prevent the cultivation of diverse, nutrient-rich crops, and isolated locations and historical social marginalization impede market access and governmental support. The AASD uses a highly participatory approach to address this that focuses heavily on relationship-building and collaboration.