Over the past year, Mano a Mano staff at our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba has been experimenting with new demonstration projects. Their goal: to grow more food, in less space and at lower cost, using technology and materials that can be made available to remote rural communities. The CEA has built four on-site greenhouses to have enough space to raise hydroponic lettuce year-round. We are also growing different varieties of hydroponic fodder (corn, wheat, barley, and oats) as feed for livestock. Both lettuce and fodder are grown sequentially, so that there will be food available at all times from both systems.
Watch the video below to see our current lettuce and fodder production this week:
- 0:00-1:57 – tour and explanation of the hydroponic lettuce production at the CEA
- 1:57-3:10 – tour and explanation of the hydroponic fodder production at the CEA
- 3:10-3:48 – feeding the pigs at the CEA with hydroponic fodder
Learn more about Mano a Mano’s current projects at our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA):