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JINOTEGA RESILIENCE WORKSHOP SUCCESSFULLY ASSESSES GRASSROOTS PRACTICES

13:39 Oct 4 2012 Jinotega, Nicaragua

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Union de Cooperativas Las Brumas, member group of Huairou Commission, welcomed 11 women to their community of Jinotega, Nicaragua on August 18 through 21. Coming from Peru, Guatemala, Ecuador, Hondurasand the U.S., these women traveled to the hometown of grassroots leader Haydee Rodriguez for an Assessment Workshop on Resilience. The goal of the exchange was for the various Latin American women involved in resilience work to exchange information and visit the work of the women farmers of the cooperative. This work includes various initiatives for resilience in the face of food insecurity, climate change, and disaster risk reduction through the Community Resilience Campaign supported by GROOTS International and the Huairou Commission. Field visits to the Las Brumas farms revealed a variety of effective practices including organic farming, raised plant beds, diversification of produce, and land conservation methods.
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