Food for Thought: Mano a Mano Workshop #5 in Japo, Bolivia

Editors Note: This article was written by Morgan Harden, a recent graduate of Kenyon College. She has degrees in Spanish Literature and English, with a creative writing emphasis, which she uses to write, translate, and share stories. Drawn to its story and collaborative model, she began volunteering remotely for Mano a Mano after her graduation. This […]

Practical Session: Harvesting Radishes in Bolivia

Practical Session: Harvesting Radishes in Bolivia Watch a brief video of women harvesting radishes as part of the practical session of an agricultural training workshop at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) last week: Mano a Mano hosts workshops at the CEA regularly on a variety of topics, with the goal of helping […]

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 […]

Oxford Development Abroad Volunteers in Tapacari, Bolivia – 2015

Oxford Development Abroad Volunteers in Tapacari, Bolivia – 2015 These are a few pictures from the group of volunteers from Oxford Development Abroad (ODA) that worked with Mano a Mano in August/September 2015 (learn more about ODA on their website). Last year’s project was focused on building greenhouses for rural farm families to improve food security and […]

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 […]

Distributing Food and Supplies in Jironkota

Distributing Food and Supplies in Jironkota In July, Mano a Mano collaborated with Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) to distribute more than 50 pounds of food and supplies each to 106 families in the community of Jironkota in Bolivia. Mano a Mano supplemented the food packages whose purchase was funded by ZF with peanut butter and donated […]

Learning How to Build a Biodigester

At Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA), one of the main goals is to provide training to Bolivians that improves their food security and agricultural outcomes in an environmentally-friendly way. Learning How to Build a Biodigester Yesterday our agronomist Camila Yavira Garcia was teaching a group of students how to build a biodigester, […]

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 […]

Flood Relief Update – 25,000 Pounds of Food & Supplies Distributed

Air-Dropping Food & Supplies into Beni, Bolivia Below is a short video of the food drops Mano a Mano is doing in the Trinidad, Beni area: The devastation is very bad. Even though the flood waters are receding, vast areas are still underwater; airstrips are flooded and canoes are the only way to get around […]

First Shipment of Mano a Mano Peanut Butter

The first shipment of Mano a Mano peanut butter is ready to distribute in the flooded areas! This first shipment will be going to Ushbe, in the department of Beni, Bolivia. This is still very much a learning process for us, as we think about best ways to package, how to shell and peel efficiently, […]