This is one of two projects that I visited during my recent visit to Paraguay. The Global Peace Festival Foundation (GPFF) is partnering with residents, local government and organizations to rehabilitate a major fish farm and develop an organic community farm.

The fish ponds were neglected for many years due to land seizures. This project brought together local residents to begin clearing and restoring the ponds. Universities in Asuncion have provided know-how and expertise for the success and sustainability of the project. Slowly the fish farm has been revived pond by pond. The fish are a low-fat, omega-3 rich source of protein for the local residents. The fish farm has developed into an industry that provides jobs and hope for the local residents.

See more on my blog post: hyunjinmoon.com/2012/05/cultivating-alto-paraguay/

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