Thesis research in the Central Highland of Ecuador

Jonas Wegener is a German student who studies International Development Studies at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. He is completing his Master’s Degree at the moment, and as part of his Master thesis he conducted a research on fluidity in agriculture in the Central Highland of Ecuador. During his time in Ecuador he lived with several … Continue reading


Saving the Seeds of the Past for the Future

Sonia Zambrano, the EkoRural coordinator for the Central Sierra Region of the Ecuadorian Andes, informed me that usually the community of Tzimbuto was much more beautiful.   The irrigation canal was undergoing repairs, so the land lacked water and the lush greenness that often characterizes the Andean hillsides.  But it was a perfect day and, … Continue reading


Video Editing Workshop for the EkoRural Team

After a two-day workshop the EkoRural team in the Central Highlands of Ecuador edited their own video about seed banks in the province Cotopaxi. Quite an impressive achievement, as none of them were familiar with any of the programs before the workshop. Moreover, most of the participants do not work often with computers at all! … Continue reading


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