Author Archives: Siembra Orgánica

About Siembra Orgánica

This is a blog about the venture launch of an organic fertilizer business to help organic quinoa farmers in Bolivia created by three Colorado State University MBA Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise students. We will post updates on our travels and research in Bolivia this summer and our adventures in bringing this idea into reality. We are passionate about helping rural Bolivian organic farmers and believe that helping provide essential agricultural inputs will change their lives for the better.

Last day in Bolivia

After exactly one month in Bolivia, I too am now leaving the country. It has really been a wonderful experience and I believe that Siembra Organica made incredible strides in making our venture become a reality. My last two days … Continue reading

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More news from Oruro

While I had plans to travel back to La Paz today, I ended up staying another night in Oruro because I was put in contact with another valuable person with whom I as able to meet this afternoon. I met … Continue reading

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Some cautionary advice from the field

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Yesterday, I, Lindsay returned to the city of Oruro to follow-up with some of our key partners to share with them our findings over the past three weeks and solidify partnerships for future collaboration. While my meetings were rich in … Continue reading

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22nd Annual Estes Park Wool Market Event

Well, back in Colorado yesterday, a travel jet lagged Christie and her wonderful mom, Faith, headed down to catch the last of the Estes Park Wool Market. The weekend long festival is in its 22nd year and draws over 10,000 … Continue reading

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3 weeks down!

Siembra Organica is starting to wind down its work in La Paz, Ana and Christie left on Friday and I, Lindsay, will be working here for a little less than a week more. Overall, we feel that we have accomplished … Continue reading

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PROINPA and a quick 7 hour trip to Cochabamba

Tuesday morning we awoke bright and early to catch a 4 hour bus ride from Oruro to Cochabamba to meet with Fundacion Proinpa. The ride took us from the arid Altiplano to another set of mountains that are green with … Continue reading

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Learning about Wormcomposting at the Landfill

During the afternoon we visited the Mallasa landfill in La Paz, we were invited here by Alberto Pati and Mario Gallardo. The landfill used to be a “dump” until 1994- the city of La Paz dumped 3,000,000 tons of garbage … Continue reading

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