Ginger is a product that has helped a lot to improve the financial situation of several families in the central jungle of Peru, after the coffee growers of the region suffered great losses. “It was an alternative for the central jungle, since coffee production was hit by pests in 2013 and 2014. We did not know how to face the next season, until they invited us to plant ginger. It took some learning; it was a risk, but we were victorious and we managed to rise from our fall ”, says Marisol Huamán, producer partner of Elisur Organic.
This Peruvian company emerged in this context, when a group of ginger-producing agricultural producers and a team of enthusiasts with experience in export management and environmental sustainability came together in early 2016. Women have played a very important role in the growth of the company since its inception. . The most important positions in the company are held by women.
“The 53% of our staff is made up of women and we firmly believe in the value of their work leading projects locally and internationally. We want to mention some of the women who are leaving their mark every day: our CEO, our nurse, our technical advisor in the field, our head of human resources and our head of production. We are happy to have them for these strategic activities ”, say company sources.
“Each position was deservedly won and we have the results of their work as proof. It is not surprising that we are one of the top 5 exporting companies in Peru. In today's environment, staying in this position and growing is an unprecedented challenge. It is necessary to make the right strategic decisions to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, price variability in the market, rising production costs, growing demand, increasing insecurity, new sanitary restrictions, etc. »
In the words of the women responsible for this growth:
“Leading and directing a project is not a question of gender, but of internal strength, intellectual capacity and, most importantly, trust in your team. We have already had 5 years of continuous challenges since the founding of Elisur; a journey in which we have been satisfied, regardless of the obstacles. Elisur Organic was the dream of 4 enthusiastic people who turned that dream into a company with more than 150 members, who work together to offer the best of agriculture to the world ”, says Kristel Camargo, general manager and founding partner of Elisur Organic.
“We take the health of each of our employees very seriously, because we do not want the continuity of operations to stop; we want everyone to achieve their goals. We are a family and we take care of each other, ”says company nurse Doris Quintanilla.
"Working on technical production advice with a producer partner from the start of the campaign each year will ensure product quality and strengthen the producers' commitment to the company," says Joselyn Justo, technical advisor in the field.
“Providing an adequate environment for the growth, motivation and synergy of people will allow us to achieve greater productivity and reduce costs. Employee commitment is not something that is demanded, it is something that is earned, ”says Roció López, Head of Human Resources.
“In recent years, the volume of processing has increased steadily. I could demand and pressure, but I prefer to stay in the line of duty, leading the job, ”says plant manager Ruth Quintanilla.
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Elisur Organic SAC
+51 933 130 095