Chileway, Experience-based Tourism (Viña del Mar – Chile)

An experience-based tourism company offering unique cultural trips, with offices in Reñaca – Viña del Mar,  Santiago de Chile and Boca Raton – Florida, USA. Contribution by de Ricardo Ziede, founder of Chileway The company started out at the end of 2010, when Ricardo Ziede, its founder, returned to Chile after a taking a trip covering […]

Study for Habitat Improvement Workshop (Filadelfia – Paraguay)

Permanent social irrigation technology for peasant farmers and indigenous communities. The Chaco is an inhospitable region in the centre of South America. The land is fertile, despite there being insufficient amounts of organic materials and low humidity levels: it only rains, even if heavily, two to three times a year. It is a region where […]

Laigüiraki Corporation (San Francisco – Colombia)

The agro-ecological school of the Laigüiraki Corporation is located in San Francisco, 45 minutes away (by car) from Bogota. Since 2005, the corporation works with farmer communities in order to implement a system of organic and agro-ecological poduction. In the school they not only exchange and difuse agro-ecologic technolgogies, but they look to involve the final consumers, mainly through experiences […]

Zapallo Verde (Quito – Ecuador)

The co-operative El Zapallo Verde is a responsible consumption network in Quito. Four years ago, a small group of consumers began to seek a way to buy hand-made and agricultural products, directly from the organic producers of the surrounding area. Today there are 300 members who, through a website and once per week, buy from the four farmers and eight organic […]