The Center for Ecological Agriculture Has Grown

Mano a Mano started building our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2012. The goal of the CEA was to demonstrate good agricultural practices in action for rural Bolivian communities, and the site has been growing over the past 6 years to include many more tools & techniques.

Also, 3 out of 4 Mano a Mano’s counterpart organizations are now on the same site as the CEA, which helps with integrating some of our projects, such as the sorting and distribution of donated supplies shipped from Minnesota.

Initially, the land where the CEA was built was nothing special, but with the hard work of Mano a Mano staff and volunteers it has continued to grow. Check out the photos below to see how much it has changed:



Working on clearing the site for the Center for Ecological Agriculture – 2012

Most of the site is cleared of brush and ready for construction – November 2012


Plants are starting to grow, and many of the buildings (livestock pen, sample greenhouse, biodigestor, dry bathroom) along the back wall have been built – December 2013

View from the back buildings – December 2013


View of the CEA today – March 2019