Rural communities in the Peruvian Andes live with their chacras, or cultivated fields. In this video, farmers demonstrate some of the methods used to care for the chacra and the surrounding mountain, in the belief that as nature nurtures people the people also have to nurture nature. Water and soil conservation, times and days, even attitudes, for the best planting and sowing, and knowing when to let the chacra rest, all of these are part of living according to the way of the chacra.

Made in 2006 by Sachavideos in Lamas, Peru, and Proyecto Andino de Tecnologias Campesinas (PRATEC) in Lima, with full cooperation and deep respect for the local communities. In Spanish with custom English subtitles provided by TV Multiversity for your viewing enjoyment.

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tvmultiversity.blogspot.com/2010/08/selection-of-films-from-pratec.html

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