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


Women’s Farming Organization of Chitacaspi

About a month ago, I visited the community of ‘Chitacaspi’ in the province of Carchi, Northern Highlands of Ecuador, as part of my internship at EkoRural. I went with Priscilla Prado, who is the Program Coordinator in the area, to interview two woman who are part of the Women’s Farming Organization of Chitacaspi. Chitacaspi is … Continue reading


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