In mid-August, 13 students and 3 teachers from Universidad “Siglo XX” traveled from Caripuyo, Potosí to Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (a 5.5 hour drive) for a 5-day workshop on organic agriculture.

Training workshop for Universidad “Siglo XX” students at the CEA, mid-August 2022.

Caripuyo is a small community of 9,000 people high in the Andes Mountains (12,139 feet above sea level). Most people make a living through mining or agriculture. These students came to learn how to prepare organic pesticides and fertilizer, good practices for planting, care and harvesting of family gardens, issues with agrochemicals, and nutrition and healthy eating.

In the afternoons, they put their lessons to practice in our demonstration farm, fertilizing the fruit orchard with the fertilizer produced in their workshops, and in addition, they helped our technical team with the implementation of a small well and a tank for irrigation of our orchards.

Center for Ecological Agriculture

Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia provides training and tools for Bolivian farmers with the goal of increasing food security and nutrition using an ecological approach.

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