One Family’s Greenhouse in Huayco Arriba, Bolivia

One Family’s Greenhouse in Huayco Arriba, Bolivia Justinano’s wife said that before they built the greenhouse, Don Justiniano would say “I am not an animal to eat greens; why would I waste my time on building a greenhouse?” Now that we have a greenhouse that I am tending to (along with my son’s help with watering), what we […]

Nice Picture from the CEA

Nice Picture from the CEA This is a nice picture from Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia. The CEA implements low-cost, low-tech tools for rural Bolivian communities and provides training and demonstration of sustainable farming techniques at the center. Learn more about the CEA HERE.

Center for Ecological Agriculture Video

Festival Bolivia Results – $43K Raised for the CEA On Saturday, May 9th, Mano a Mano celebrated 21 years in operation and gathered with Mano a Mano friends at the Earle Brown Heritage Center for Festival Bolivia 2015. The event went very well, and Mano a Mano raised $43,000! The funds will support our Center for […]

Laguna Sulty Water Reservoir Site Visit

Laguna Sulty Water Reservoir Site Visit Last week staff from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo visited our water reservoir projects in Laguna Sulty and Jusku Molle (projects that are within minutes of each other, just outside of Cochabamba). Ivo Velasquez, Project Manager for Nuevo Mundo, sent the following note about the visit: […]

Today is World Food Day

What is World Food Day? October 16th is World Food Day – a day of action against hunger. (CLICK THIS LINK to learn much more about World Food Day.) 2014 World Food Day Theme: Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth The theme for 2014 is family farming, something that is very important to […]

Work Continues on Wirkini Water Project

Work continues on Mano a Mano’s current large water reservoir project in Wirkini, Bolivia. Wirkini Construction Photos From Early August 2014 Wirkini Water Project Overview Construction began in May 2014 and is hoped to be completed around the end of the year. Wirkini is a small community located in the Province of Tiraque, Department of Cochabamba, […]

Demonstrating the Biodigester at the CEA

Demonstrating the Biodigester at the CEA Mano a Mano agronomist Camila demonstrates the biodigester powering a small cooking stove at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Community leaders travel to the CEA to learn about the different easy-to-learn and cost-effective methods to improve agriculture, and then bring these […]

Greenhouses in Jironkota, Bolivia

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Water Flowing for Bolivian Farmers During Dry Season

Irrigation water is flowing in Jusku Molle, Bolivia where Mano a Mano completed a new water project in 2012. With this reservoir, farmers in the Jusku Molle area have water during the dry months, to irrigate fields as they prepare for planting. With water, farmers are more assured that seeds will sprout. Without the reservoir, […]

Pictures from Food and Farming Trip to Bolivia in March

Food and Farming Trip to Bolivia In March 2014, Minnesota travelers participated in a ‘food and farming’ trip to Bolivia to learn about Mano a Mano’s new Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA), as well as about traditional farming of crops such as quinoa. Subsistence farmers from rural and peri-urban areas are learning practices at the CEA that […]