Ana María Andrade
Ana María Andrade, 37 years old, is a journalist. But she found her true path in the field. She has been in organic agriculture for 13 years; when she came to live on the farm that her grandfather inherited them, located in La Concordia, Province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador. She studied agronomy for some years, but did not graduate. Her farm is called Agromache, it has been in the family for more than 40 years. Despite the fact that, in this time, things have not always been handled organically; She is grateful for having been lucky enough to initiate a great change with the aim of strengthening and conserving the ecosystem and small forests of her country.
Agromache has 124 hectares, the main crop is oil palm, which is currently diversified into cocoa and banana, there are also small plots of fruit trees, papayas, pineapples, pitahayas, mangosteen, yucca, composting area, biofermented products, and a small nursery. However, the best thing they have in this farm are the nearly 37 hectares of forests that complete the bio-corridors, taking care of the water and the animals.