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@neftaly

Today my cousin helped me get permission to visit the SENA institute, a polytech in Pitalito, Colombia. It's a govt project, intended to teach sustainable farming to the locals. Things like recycling waste, processing your own coffee, building with local materials, raising "happy pigs" ethically, etc.

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After some back-and-forth, they said yes! I'll visit tomorrow and post a writeup.

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@neftaly

Though the main deal is Coffee, they grow a lot of other stuff at the institute. Cacao, Lemongrass, Pitahaya, Aloe etc.

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They raise pigs and use the waste for methane gas.
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Freshwater fish are abundant, and aquaculture is also taught.
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@neftaly

There is a fair bit of education and research regarding biofuel; in farming, a lot of biomass is usually wasted as a matter of course.
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They also teach carpentry and focus on using local materials.
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