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Bolivia & Peru Ag-venture Tour

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Bolivia & Peru Ag-venture Tour

Time: November 15, 2013 to November 30, 2013
Location: Bolivia & Peru
Website or Map: http://www.rwthomastours.com
Phone: 519 633 2390
Event Type: agricultural, tour
Organized By: Bob Thomas
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2013

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Bolivia and Peru: the Best of Andean Foods & Farms.

November 15 – 30 and December 6 – 21, 2013.

Explore Andean foods & farming from Peru’s coastal capital of Lima, to the farming valleys of Arequipa and the Sacred Valley.  Marvel at Lake Titicaca, the world highest freshwater lake, and the vast altiplano. Accompanied by La Paz on Foot expert guides you visit farming communities, markets, restaurants and meet with community organizations and small businesses committed to agricultural sustainability.

 

Many of today’s most important global food crops like Potatoes and Quinoa originated in the cradle of the Central Andes region. You will not only learn about producing local crops and the challenges faced by small scale producers, but will also participate in open discussions with regional experts and talk directly with indigenous farmers about their everyday struggle to produce nutritious food. Get “up close and  personal” with the  Andean culture; it is unique and unlike any other part of Latin America.

 

And, linked to Agriculture, this region is also the cradle of important archeological sites including Peru’s Cusco the former capital of the Inca civilization, the incredibly beautiful  Sacred Valley, ethereal Macchu Picchu, and Bolivia’s town of Copacabana dating from 1619 on the shore of Lake Titicaca.   We won’t visit these sites from the window of a bus……we will enter and explore them to learn how they contributed to building one of the world’s great civilizations.

 

The Central Andes has many lessons to share with the world and with today’s farmers. This  region is in the forefront of adaptation to a changing climate. As you will quickly see from the beginning of the tour, Andean farmers have had to adapt to quickly changing environmental conditions for centuries and are doing so again as water regimes shift and temperatures rise. This tour will provide a unique opportunity for you to exchange your own experiences and ideas with others committed to a clean and socially just method of food and farming production systems from producers to consumers and back again!

 

The identical tour is offered on two dates: November, 15-30 and December 6 – 21. 2013

 It will be personally guided by Stephen Taranto, MSc Interdisciplinary Ecology, founder of La Paz on Foot.

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Comment by OntAG Admin on October 16, 2013 at 8:22pm

Wow  looks like a terrific trip.

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