The Center for Ecological Agriculture Has Grown

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 […]

Where it Starts: Mano a Mano Workshop #1 at the CEA

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 […]

Environmental Issues & Principles of Agroecology Workshop

Environmental Issues & Principles of Agroecology Workshop This morning we hosted 27 students from the Cuenca Educativa Guardana de Oruro for a workshop at our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA). The workshop topic was Environmental Issues & Principles of Agroecology, and included a theory and practical section. In the practical section, students prepared a pile […]

Video Tour: Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Video Tour: Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in Cochabamba, Bolivia Take a tour of our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia with Mano a Mano agronomists Camila and Victor: Video Credit: William Wroblewski The CEA Has Grown Since its Inception in 2012 The CEA was started in 2012 with […]

November 28-December 4: Two Kinds of Visits to the CEA

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]

My First Week at the CEA – Lindsay Emi

My First Week at the CEA – Lindsay Emi By Lindsay Emi Hello! My name is Lindsay. I’m eighteen years old and a student from Los Angeles, California. I’m currently taking a gap year with Princeton University’s 2016-2017 Bridge Year Program, a year-long service-learning program that sends thirty-five students abroad to one of five different […]

Center for Ecological Agriculture Pictures

Center for Ecological Agriculture Pictures Over the past year, Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture )CEA) has really started to take shape; and it will be the focus project of our upcoming Festival Bolivia 2015 event (Saturday, May 9th – tickets and more information available here). CLICK HERE to check out a few pictures from […]

33 Pictures from Oxford Development Abroad’s August 2014 Trip to Bolivia

Oxford Development Abroad (ODA) is a student group at the University of Oxford that partners with nonprofits around the world, spends the academic year raising funds for their trip and for a selected project with the organization, and then spends 6 weeks or more volunteering with the organization on the project they have contributed funding to. This […]

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 […]